INSPIRE Knowledge Base

SeaZone

Description
Organisation: 
SeaZone Solutions Ltd
Acronym: 
SeaZone
Details
Mission and Objectives: 
SeaZone's objectives are to develop and support a range of digital marine mapping products to improve the quality of decision making in the marine environment and coastal zone. SeaZone creates application neutral marine geographic information from source which is: - Comparable with digital land mapping - Suitable as input to SDIs & geospatial databases.
Formal Mandate: 
None
Mandate: 
Government Owned Company, subsidiary of the UK Hydrographic Office
Activities: 
With Hydrospatial, SeaZone's primary marine GI dataset, SeaZone is developing new bathymetry from digital or captured surveys where available, is extending data coverage overseas, and is providing output to GML and ‘Change Only Updates’ for improved delivery to customers to facilitate better geospatial data management. SeaZone's Coastal Mapping Improvement Programme CMIP) follows on from the ICZMap Pilot Project involving the UK Hydrographic office, Ordnance Survey GB and Britsih Geological Survey. It is identifying issues regarding harmonising physical and abstract topographic features in the coastal zone and has developed a staged methodology and tools to address these issues. SeaZone is creating a harmonised dataset for the coastal zone of Great Britain and is ensuring all process allows data to maintained and updated easily. The approach and tools developed by SeaZone is applicable in Europe and farther afield. SeaZone provides tools to improve the integration of meteorological and oceanographic datasets with geographic information and GI systems.
Membership: 
SeaZone Solutions Ltd
Typology: 
Sectorial
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
  • contribute to cost/benefit analysis of the draft Implementing Rules
  • yes
  • implement pilot projects to test/revise/develop the draft Implementing Rules
  • yes
  • collect and describe user requirements related to Environmental policies
  • 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
    Public Sector
    Specific Expertise
    Previous Experience relevant for INSPIRE development
    Member of the UK's Digital National Framework Expert Group representing the marine community. Contributed to EuroSDR Workshops on Data Modelling and Land-Sea Integration.
    Environmental application domains
    Marine and Coastal Mapping & Management
    Primary Business
    Digital Marine Mapping