INSPIRE Knowledge Base

ORCHESTRA

Description
Organisation: 
Open Architecture and Spatial Data Infrastructure for Risk Management
Acronym: 
ORCHESTRA
Details
Mission and Objectives: 
ORCHESTRA is designing and implementing the specifications for a service oriented spatial data infrastructure for improved interoperability among risk management authorities in Europe, which will enable the handling of more effective disaster risk reduction strategies and emergency management operations. The ORCHESTRA Architecture is open and based on International standards. Its specifications are contained in a document called the Reference Model for the ORCHESTRA Architecture (RM-OA) which is open and free of charge, and can be downloaded from the project website (http://www.eu-orchestra.org/publications.shtml).
Formal Mandate: 
None
Mandate: 
ORCHESTRA is a Consortium composed by the association of 14 partners from different European countries.
Activities: 
ORCHESTRA will not only deliver technical results such as the RM-OA plus developed services and applications, but also aims to bring together and consolidate the risk management community. This is being done by integrating the results and recommendations of previous and current European and National projects and initiatives, thus harmonizing the technical underpinning of Risk Management. In particular, ORCHESTRA is currently collaborating with nearly twenty on-going projects and initiatives, including projects not funded by the EC and projects outside Europe. In addition to this, ORCHESTRA is represented at OGC Technical Committee meetings (the Risk & Crisis Management Working Group has been instituted to act as a forum for the dissemination of ORCHESTRA results) to ensure close communication of results and experiences with the achieved results as well as the implementation of 4 real-world pilots. In order to demonstrate the validity of the ORCHESTRA approach, the project is committed to carrying out 4 pilot implementations for risk management scenarios: 1. Pan-European assessment of natural hazards. 2. Forest fire and flash flood risk assessment in the Tordera basin (Catalonia, Spain). 3. Assessment of the effects of road network disruptions due to multiple risks in the French-Italian border region. 4. Assessment of risks from heavy ship traffic in the German Bight area (Wadden Sea).
Membership: 
- Atos Origin, Spain - European Commission - DG Joint Research Centre, Italy - Hochschule fuer Technik und Wirtschaft des Saarlandes, Germany - Open Geospatial Consortium (Europe) Limited, United Kingdom - BRGM, France - Ordnance Survey, United Kingdom - Fraunhofer IITB, Germany - ARC Seibersdorf research GmbH, Austria - Eidgenoessische Technische Hochschule Zuerich, Switzerland - Intecs, Italy - DATAMAT S.p.A., Italy - TYPSA, Spain - BMT Cordah Limited, United Kingdom - The Alliance of Maritime Regional Interests in Europe, Belgium
Comments: 
ORCHESTRA consortium is registered as an SDIC under the umbrella of the ORCHESTRA project. Therefore, it is registered both as an SDIC and as a project submitting reference material (step 3.3), and membership and contact person are the same. Some members from the ORCHESTRA consortium are already registered as experts: Clemens Portele (OGC Europe), Graham Vowles (Ordnance Survey) and Jean-Jacques Serrano (BRGM).
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
  • register a project to test/revise/develop the draft Implementing Rules
  • yes
  • be kept informed
  • yes
    Geographic Domain
    International
    Europe
    Societal Sector
    Private companies plus research and cartographic institutes
    Specific Expertise
    Previous Experience relevant for INSPIRE development
    As already described in the SDIC summary, ORCHESTRA is currently collaborating with nearly twenty on-going projects and initiatives, including projects not funded by the EC and projects outside Europe. In addition to this, ORCHESTRA is represented at OGC Technical Committee meetings (the Risk & Crisis Management Working Group has been instituted to act as a forum for the dissemination of ORCHESTRA results) as well as the implementation of 4 real-world pilots. ORCHESTRA is currently specifying and implementing interfaces and services (e.g. schema mapping, translating feature access service, service chain access service) that may contribute to the development of the draft Implementing Rules on INSPIRE Network Services.
    Environmental application domains
    Monitoring Coastal areas, Coastal Zone Management, Forest Fire Prevention and Management, Floods & extreme weather Prevention and Management
    Primary Business
    Telecom, Environmental Management, Software development, Standardization, Consulting / Technical services, Mapping, Architecture Design