INSPIRE: Call for Expression of Interest for participation
in development of INSPIRE data specifications for Annex II & III Data

Directive 2007/2/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 March 2007 establishing an Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European Community (INSPIRE) was published in the official Journal on the 25th April 2007. The INSPIRE Directive entered into force on the 15th May 2007.

To ensure that the spatial data infrastructures of the Member States are compatible and usable in a Community and transboundary context, the Directive requires that common Implementing Rules (IR) are adopted in a number of specific areas (Metadata, Data Specifications, Network Services, Data and Service Sharing and Monitoring and Reporting). These IRs are adopted as Commission Decisions or Regulations, and are binding in their entirety. 

This  Call is addressed to registered INSPIRE stakeholders. The Commission is seeking voluntary contributions of stakeholders, asking them to propose experts (domain experts, Facilitators, Editors) for the Thematic Working Groups (TWGs) and reference materials to be taken into consideration for the data specifications. The themes that are addressed in this call include

Annex II
1 Elevation
2 Land cover
3 Orthoimagery
4 Geology

Annex III

1 Statistical units
2 Buildings
3 Soil
4 Land use
5 Human health and safety
6 Utility and governmental services
7 Environmental monitoring Facilities
8 Production and industrial facilities
9 Agricultural and aquaculture facilities
10 Population distribution and demography
11 Area management/restriction/regulation zones & reporting units
12 Natural risk zones
13 Atmospheric conditions
14 Meteorological geographical features
15 Oceanographic geographical features
16 Sea regions
17 Bio-geographical regions
18 Habitats and biotopes
19 Species distribution
20 Energy Resources
21 Mineral Resources

We recommend that you carefully read the following documents before responding to this call.

Stakeholders can participate by registering / logging in and completing the required forms.

Posted: 06/11/2009 By: Ms Karen Fullerton