INSPIRE Knowledge Base

IUGS/CGI

Description
Organisation: 
Commission for the Management and Application of Geoscience Information
Acronym: 
IUGS/CGI
Details
Mission and Objectives: 
Our mission is to enable the global exchange of knowledge about geoscience information and systems. Specifically CGI aims to: 1. provide the means for transferring knowledge on geoscience information and systems 2. stimulate international dissemination of best practice in geoscience information 3. stimulate and support initiatives which are developing standards 4. establish and occupy an accepted position in the international geoscience information community and represent IUGS on geoscience information matters.
Formal Mandate: 
International
Mandate: 
CGI, The Commission for the Management and Application of Geoscience Information, is a Commission of the International Union of Geological Sciences.
Activities: 
In order to further the objectives of the CGI various technical collaboration activities are being supported. Some of these are being carried out by formal Working Groups of the CGI whereas others are less formal activities for which the CGI is providing a forum on this website. Current technical collaboration activities are listed below, along with a link to the activity's web pages. In most cases the web pages of the technical groups are publicly available as it is an objective of the CGI to encourage the widest possible level of involvement in its activities. Current technical collaboration activities: * Data model collaboration working group * Multi-lingual thesaurus working group * Metadata forum
Membership: 
Active members from 49 countries (see http://www.bgs.ac.uk/cgi_web/CGI-2005_report.pdf)
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
  • allocate experts to Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • participate in the review process
  • yes
  • implement pilot projects to test/revise/develop the draft Implementing Rules
  • yes
  • register a project to test/revise/develop the draft Implementing Rules
  • yes
  • contribute to awareness raising and training
  • yes
  • be kept informed
  • yes
    Geographic Domain
    International
    worldwide
    Societal Sector
    Geoscience
    Specific Expertise
    Previous Experience relevant for INSPIRE development
    Development of multilingual thesaurus of geoscience.
    Environmental application domains
    Mineral resources management, water resources managment, natural risks management
    Primary Business
    Geoscience