INSPIRE Knowledge Base

ISDE

Description
Organisation: 
Irish Spatial Data Exchange
Acronym: 
ISDE
Details
Mission and Objectives: 
The Irish Spatial Data Exchange (ISDE) is a discovery service for spatial data belonging to. Using the exchange it is possible to search meta-data catalogues operated by each of the partner organisations. This can be done either using the ISDE Search page on this site, or by selecting the global option on the individual catalogue search pages from any of the partners’ websites. The exchange architecture is distributed with a light central mediation service. The exchange is based around OGC and ISO standards, which allows it to be independent of any catalogue implementation technologies. Development of the exchange has been funded by the Information Society Fund, the DCENR Change and Innovation Fund and the Marine Institute.
Formal Mandate: 
National Government
Mandate: 
The Irish Spatial Data Exchange is a discovery service for national spatial datasets belonging to government organisations. The members of the ISDE project seek to provide an exchange that acts as a spatial data infrastructure for discovery for Ireland.
Activities: 
The ISDE project is focussed on providing metadata compliant to INSPIRE.
Membership: 
Marine Institute Coastal and Marine Resources Centre, UCC Environmental Protection Agency Geological Survey of Ireland Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government
Comments: 
The Marine Institute are focussing on the 'marine' component of the ISDE Spatial Data Infrastructure ie. SDI.
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
  • participate in the review process
  • yes
  • be kept informed
  • yes
    Geographic Domain
    National
    Irish Marine Exclusive Economic Zone
    Societal Sector
    Research, Education
    Specific Expertise
    Previous Experience relevant for INSPIRE development
    The Marine Institute have a number of programmes collecting marine environmental data across the fields of biology, chemistry, geology and meteorology. In addition, the Marine Institute are the lead partner in the Irish Spatial Data Exchange which is acting as a discovery service to Irish national datasets taking into consideration and being driven by the INSPIRE directive.
    Environmental application domains
    Marine
    Primary Business
    Marine Data Management