Best Practice 23

Best Practice 23 - INSPIRE-compliant marine environment e-reporting
Country: Denmark, Netherlands, Germany
Policy domain: Marine environment
Process owners: JRC, EEA, Danish, Dutch and German Marine Agencies
Short description: The aim of the INSPIRE marine pilot is to help improve the understanding of INSPIRE in the management of Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD)-related spatial information, and to provide guidance and tools that facilitate the mentioned obligations. The activity is funded by the ISA programme as part of the EULF Action, by DG ENV, and by JRC. The EEA, NL, DE, and DK are partners in the first phase project and are contributing in-kind. The pilot takes a few datasets needed to underpin the MSFD reporting, and works out complete examples of INSPIRE-based data management. In the first phase of the pilot this is done for data holdings in NL, DE, and DK. In the second phase the guidelines, tools and expertise are promoted in other countries participating in MSFD Working Group Data Information and Knowledge Exchange (DIKE).
Recommendations: Policy and Strategy Alignment (2, 4); Digital Government Integration (6, 7); Standardisation and Reuse (10, 12); Governance, Partnerships and Capabilities (17, 18)

Nature of documentation: Technical report