INSPIRE Knowledge Base

REDIAM

Description
Organisation: 
ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION NETWORK OF ANDALUSIA
Acronym: 
REDIAM
Details
Mission and Objectives: 
The REDIAM Team is shared in between the Regional Ministry of Environment and its Environment and Water Agency, a well balanced and complementary mix of expertise from local to regional and European level, from technical know-how to regional and thematic assessments. REDIAM has also a long standing working experience with the EEA within the European Topic Centres on Terrestrial Environment, Land Use and Spatial Information and the running Spatial Information and Analysis leading the ETC’s activities on ECRINS. Previously was participating in the management and dissemination of European datasets, the preparation of the European River Catchment Project and in other related hydro-system activities.
Formal Mandate: 
Regional Government
Mandate: 
The Agencia de Medio Ambiente y Agua de Andalucía, Environment and Water Agency of Andalusia is a public agency belonging to the Regional Ministry of Environment of the Government of Andalusia, in charge of essential environmental and water services in the Autonomous Community of Andalusia (Spain). The Consejería de Medio Ambiente, Regional Ministry for the Environment of the Government of Andalusia is the public body responsible to manage the environmental issues under the competences of the Autonomous Community of Andalusia, amongst other topics: water, natural and soil conservation, forestry management, erosion control activities, forest fire prevention and control, environmental quality, drought and waste management, also environmental information with high and recognized experience on data infrastructure, data management and data visualization. The Regional Ministry of the Environment launched the Environmental Information System of Andalusia (SinambA) in 1984. The main aim then was the development of tools for environmental planning and the management of natural resources in Andalusia. Subsequently, the Environmental Information Network (REDIAM), established in May 2000, produced standardized protocols and still disseminates information on the environment in Andalusia, providing a useful tool for management, research, decision making and environmental knowledge in general.
Activities: 
- Technical specifications development - INSPIRE / SEIS Implementation - Data collection, management and exploitation - Coordination of working groups at regional and national level in Spain. - Preparation of workshops with members of our network in Andalusia, Spain and EU.
Membership: 
Ministries of Environment
Typology: 
Regional
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
  • collect and describe user requirements related to Environmental policies
  • yes
  • contribute to awareness raising and training
  • yes
  • be kept informed
  • yes
    Geographic Domain
    Regional
    ANDALUSIA (SPAIN), NEIGHBURING REGIONS AND COUNTRIES, AND EU
    Societal Sector
    REGIONAL GOVERNMENT
    Specific Expertise
    Previous Experience relevant for INSPIRE development
    The Regional Ministry for the Environment of the Regional Government of Andalusia (Spain) launched the Environmental Geographic Information System of Andalusia (SinambA) in 1984 which main aim was the development of tools for environmental planning and the management of natural resources in Andalusia. Subsequently, SinambA was transformed in the Environmental Information Network (REDIAM) as a Shared Environmental Information System (SEIS), established in May 2000, producing standardized protocols and disseminating information on the environment in Andalusia, providing a useful tool for management, research, decision making and environmental knowledge in general. In the last five years the REDIAM has undergone a major redesign to accommodate the European Union’s INSPIRE Directive and SEIS Recommendations, to provide a comprehensive service to the users, decision makers and researchers. The strategy follows the development of a series of OGC-compliant subsystems (biodiversity, waters, climate, coastal and marine, etc.) that aim at facilitating accessibility to a robustness of complex geodatabases that were mostly designed for internet exploitation through 2D and 3D viewers.
    Environmental application domains
    REDIAM itself and all the thematic information systems within the REDIAM network.
    Primary Business
    Regional/National Implementation