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Call for Facilitators and Editor for Thematic Working Groups:

Call for Facilitators and Editor for Thematic Working Groups

The INSPIRE Team is looking for facilitators in 3 thematic fields and editor in one thematic field of INSPIRE Annex II and III Data Specifications.
The purpose of this announcement is to solicit prospective candidates to apply to the role of
a) Facilitator of one of the following thematic areas:

  • Energy resources
  • Human Health and Safety
  • Environmental Monitoring Facilities
b) Editor within the “Bio-Geographical Regions – Habitats and Biotops – Species distribution” area

The role of a facilitator is to provide technical guidance and assist in the organisation of the data specification activities that take place in one of the Thematic Working Groups, while the editor prepares the UML schema and documents the data specifications according to the agreed pre-defined format. More information on the terms of reference of facilitators and editors is available in the Terms of Reference.
The “Energy resources“, “Human Health and Safety”, “Environmental Monitoring Facilities”, and “Bio-Geographical Regions – Habitats and Biotops – Species distribution” Thematic Working Groups started their work in April 2010 and are expected to deliver v3.0 of the data specification in February 2012. The Facilitators and the Editor will take up their duties upon the signature of the contract and shall participate in the tasks described in the Terms of Reference.
Only experts that are already registered in the Cordis DG RTD EMM database  and have an EMM number (proof of their registration in the EMM database) can be appointed. The terms and conditions of the EMM database apply.
Interested experts are encouraged to register in the Cordis DG RTD EMM database. They should flag that they are available as a “reviewer”, use as freestyle keywords the terms “INSPIRE spatial data harmonization”, and send an email to with a short motivation letter, indicating the duty and the thematic field they are applying for, the EMM number, and the EMM CV.
The selection of experts will be done based on their expertise described in their CVs in the Cordis database. The first screening of the database will take place on 26 September 2011.
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