The European Shared Environmental Information System Meropi Paneli European Commission Environment DG Sustainable Development and Integration Directorate ePSIplus, Brussels, June2008. What is SEIS?.
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Shared Environmental Information System
and Integration Directorate
ePSIplus, Brussels, June2008
Why is SEIS needed?
Once a Shared Environmental Information System exists all players can efficiently share information via shared areas
The current fragmented reporting system
What benefits will SEIS bring?
SEIS: Good decisions need the right information at the right time
How will SEIS be built?
A European Programmefor SEIS
February 2008: SEIS Commission Communication
SEIS: Connecting systems, Connecting people for a better Environment
SEIS Implementation Plan: key elements
Political commitment: Council Conclusions (October 2008)
Practical measures to facilitate the implementation of SEIS
Legal proposal: key elements
Development and Prototyping of INSPIRE technical
specifications for air, water, waste and biodiversity Environmental
Monitoring Facilities (2007-08)
1. Prepare metadata and data specifications for the INSPIRE spatial data theme "Environmental Monitoring Facilities", EMF related to the environmental acquis in the areas of waste, water, biodiversity and air.
2. Implement and demonstrate INSPIRE Network Services based on the INSPIRE metadata, data specifications and service standards
i) Metadata and data profile(s) of the INSPIRE technical specifications,
ii) Register of relevant LMO,
iii) EMF metadata and data on-line (similar to
Development and demonstration of technical IT solutions for data
exchange and reporting under the CAFE Directive using
INSPIRE services (2008-09)
applicable requirements in the INSPIRE Directive and draft INSPIRE IR in
the field of air quality;
i) metadata for air quality data,
ii) data model for air quality and transformations
iii) Reporting prototype
Shared Environmental Information System (SEIS) –Monitoring
Capacity: Baseline and Evolution Study (2008-10)
1. Provide a baseline assessment of the operational capacity of the 27 MS to collect
data for implementation of the environmental acquis including reporting
obligations, and the integration of environmental concerns in other policies.
2. Undertake a comparative analysis and fitness for purpose assessment
3. Propose alternative policy options for SEIS to overcome lack of comparability and
quality of data and assess cost-benefits
i) Design and populate database of operational programmes + SDIs to collect data
relevant to implementation of env. policy in MS
ii) Comparative analysis and fitness for purpose assessment via survey of user
organizations undertaking EIA/SEAs,
iii) Identification of policy options and delivery mechanisms (regulatory or non) and