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From the regional to the national environmental system: a common approach to environmental index data flow

Carlo Cipolloni

(Submission #227)


Abstract

Since 2015 the Italian National System of Environmental Protection (SNPA), which is composed by ISPRA as national central hub and by the regional and provincial Environmental Agencies (ARPA-APPA) as local node, is started to work on the data flow harmonisation. A specific focus group has organised within the programme with the aim to describe synthetically the interchange data flow based on the data repositories available in each local node and in ISPRA. This analysis has produce a first feasible study identify the lack and the more mature dataset that can be used as driver to create a common interoperable platform where all the nodes can be shared and accessed to the data. In 2016 the SNPA became a real national system based on a specific Italian law (ref. L.132/2016) and the common platform to share data, in order to predict environmental impacts and to collect all information needed to produce national and European report on the environmental status has foster the harmonisation process, basing on the INSPIRE Directive technical requirements. A methodological approach to force data collection and sharing is designed, starting from the original datasets and different format availability a comparative analysis has been produced to understand better the gap between a specific target national dataset and the regional data repositories. In this analysis has been taken in account also the complexity of each database and the gap at the moment to serve data with INSPIRE data models. In same case has been analysed also the possibility to extend the INSPIRE data model with the purpose in same case to have a unique dataset able to provide information not only to European level but also at national one. The schema data flow presented is based on the INSPIRE data model transformation and validation in order to create in faster way a common mediator layer to build a unique national data repositories, in conjunction a prioritization list has been defined and in this way also a cost/benefit analysis has been performed. The platform will be able to manage directly the dataset as has or the OGC/INSPIRE web services, according with their share policy, in order to have view and download services available in the system. This process could facilitate to have a national system able to produce in short time concrete and sturdy answers in the environmental emergency and impact analysis.

Categories

Topic Area:  [1.2] Environmental monitoring and assessments
Abstract Type:  Oral Presentation

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