INSPIRE Knowledge Base

UK_NE_SDIC

Description
Organisation: 
UK Natural Environment Agencies
Acronym: 
UK_NE_SDIC
Details
Mission and Objectives: 
To ensure issues relating to the use of spatial data sets in the natural environment area are covered. To ensure interests of the natural environment community are represented.
Formal Mandate: 
National Government
Mandate: 
Public authorities with responsibility for advising on and delivering natural environment policy.
Activities: 
To ensure GI practitioners within the natural environment arena are kept informed of developments and can participate in the review process.
Membership: 
Natural England; Countryside Council for Wales; Scottish Natural Heritage; Joint Nature Conservation Committee; Defra; DOE-NI; Environment Agency; Forestry Commission;
Comments: 
SDIC information/membership updated 18/06/2010 by Andrew Newman
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
  • 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
    National
    United Kingdom
    Societal Sector
    Central Government
    Specific Expertise
    Previous Experience relevant for INSPIRE development
    Defra's MAGIC application - http://www.magic.gov.uk; English Nature's (now part of Natural England) Nature on the Map application - http://www.natureonthemap.org.uk; SPIRE is a three year project that will enable the use of consistent, concise and up to date geographic information within Defra and its executive agencies by developing a culture of active data management and the provision of appropriate information technology.
    Environmental application domains
    Monitoring, management and protection of the natural and rural environment
    Primary Business
    Natural and rural environment