INSPIRE Knowledge Base

INERIS

Description
Organisation: 
'Institut National de l'Environnement Industriel et des Risques (National institute for industrial environment and risks)
Acronym: 
INERIS
Details
Mission and Objectives: 
. This national expert at the service of environmental safety works under the aegis of the French Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Spatial Planning. Its mission is to carry out or commission studies and research programmes aimed at preventing the risks brought about by economic activities on health, the safety of persons and property and on the environment, and to provide any services intended to facilitate the adaptation of companies with this objective in mind.
Formal Mandate: 
National Government
Mandate: 
INERIS (1990) is an EPCIP (French public research body of an industrial and commercial character) under the supervision of the french ecological minsitry
Activities: 
expertise, research, projects
Membership: 
INERIS is an organization with 5 operational departments: * Chronic Risks Department * Accidental Risks Department * Ground and underground Risks Department * Certification Departmen * Knowledge Building and Marketing Department As well as 5 functional departments: * Communications Department * Scientific Department * Human Resources Department * Information Systems Department * Financial Department And 3 services: * Quality Service * Legal Purchasing Service * Health and Environmental Safety Service INERIS has 546 employees (including 301 engineers, researchers and managers).
Comments: 
ts mission is to carry out or commission studies and research programmes aimed at preventing the risks brought about by economic activities on health, the safety of persons and property and on the environment, and to provide any services intended to facilitate the adaptation of companies with this objective in mind.
Typology: 
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
  • collect and describe user requirements related to Environmental policies
  • yes
  • be kept informed
  • yes
    Geographic Domain
    National
    France
    Societal Sector
    research, national government
    Specific Expertise
    Previous Experience relevant for INSPIRE development
    The objective of my work during my PhD was to develop a GIS-based (Geographic Information System) platform combining environment and health information to map environmental disparities and detect vulnerable populations. This platform permits the ongoing systematic collection, integration, and analysis of data regarding emission sources, environmental contamination, exposure to environmental hazards, population and health. To achieve this objective, combining exposure assessment and spatial data is a fundamental prerequisite that imply to first overcome different scientific limitations such as the linkage of the several databases to describe the global source-effect chain, the feasibility to integrate these data to the platform at a fine scale and the construction of interest variables and indicators by the development of spatial analysis and geostatistic tools combined to a multimedia exposure model.
    Environmental application domains
    - mapping environmental disparities throughout France; - identifying vulnerable population and determinants of exposure to manage and plan remedial actions; - highlighting hot-spot areas with significantly elevated exposure indicator values to define environmental monitoring campaigns; - providing exposure database to quantify relationships between exposure dose estimate and cancer mortality data in the CIRCE project (Cancer Inequalities Region County Environment).
    Primary Business
    My present aims to continue to develop this patform