INSPIRE Knowledge Base

ENVIFACILITATE

Description
Organisation: 
ENVIFACILITATE SDIC between Finland, Estonia and Latvia. Members of a n EU Life Environment project on integration of spatial environmental information across different themes, scales, resolutions and uses: added value of facilitating mechanisms
Acronym: 
ENVIFACILITATE
Details
Mission and Objectives: 
To develop mechanisms and identify best practices for improved exchange of spatial environmental information regionally, nationally and internationally.
Formal Mandate: 
None
Mandate: 
Members of an EU Life project that is in operation between the years 2004 and 2006.
Activities: 
Project, discussions, workshops, training, documentation
Membership: 
- University of Turku, department of geography - Finnish Environment institute - Finnish Meteorological Institute - Regional Council of SW Finland - Estonian Environment Information Centre - Univerisity of Latvia
Typology: 
Regional
Thematic
PROPOSED ROLE IN INSPIRE DEVELOPMENT

Which role(s) do you foresee for the SDIC in INSPIRE development

  • submit reference material as input to the Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • participate in the review process
  • yes
  • collect and describe user requirements related to Environmental policies
  • yes
  • register a project to test/revise/develop the draft Implementing Rules
  • yes
  • contribute to awareness raising and training
  • yes
    Geographic Domain
    Europe
    Finland, Estonia, Latvia
    Societal Sector
    Governmental in different levels, research and education
    Specific Expertise
    Previous Experience relevant for INSPIRE development
    Members of the SDIC have been and are involved in several INSPIRE related processes in the three countries. We have advanced in practice data exchange between administrative units and different facilitating mechanisms.
    Environmental application domains
    Integrated Coastal Zone Management, Monitoring biodiversity, sustainable planning
    Primary Business
    Research, development, education