SEIS - Shared Environmental Information System Newsletter #4
June 2009

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In this Issue:
- News
- Events
- Cases
- In support to SEIS
- They talk about SEIS
- Links of interest

The Shared Environmental Information System (SEIS) is a collaborative initiative of the European Commission and the European Environment Agency (EEA) to establish together with the Member States an integrated and shared EU–wide information system to simplify monitoring and reporting of environmental data and information.

SEISnet News
BG: Empowering the Administrative Capacity of Municipalities on Geo–information systems
The State Agency for Information Technologies and Communications (SAITC) organized -on the occasion of the implementation of the European Union's INSPIRE directive- online training courses for Municipal Administrations in the Republic of Bulgaria.
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UK: GEMINI2 metadata standard will be available soon
A new version of the GEMINI metadata (GEMINI2) standard has been prepared to meet the requirements of the INSPIRE Metadata Implementing Rules and will be available shortly.
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UK/EU: APPSI’s response to the Consultation of the transposition of the INSPIRE Directive 2007/2/EC
The Advisory Panel on Public Sector Information (APPSI) - a Non-Departmental Public Body of the Ministry of Justice - comments on the consultation of the transposition of the INSPIRE Directive 2007/2/EC into UK law.
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FR: “Geomatics portal for Spatial Planning, Housing and Nature” goes live
The French geomatics portal for housing, urban planning, landscapes, water and biodiversity gathers resources on the use of geographic information in these domains.
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INT: Global Spatial Data Infrastructure Cookbook has been published in a wiki environment
The Global Spatial Data Infrastructure Association (GSDI) has published in April 2009 the GSDI Cookbook in a wiki environment.
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SEISnet Events
DE: 13 - 18 July 2009 - AGSE 2009
Applied Geoinformatics for Society and Environment (AGSE) 2009
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DE: 9-11 Sep 2009 - EnviroInfo 2009 Conference
EnviroInfo 2009 Conference – Environmental Informatics and Industrial Environmental Protection: Concepts, Methods and Tools.
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UK: 22 September 2009 - Association for Geographic Information (AGI) Standards Committee Workshop
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DE: 22 - 24 September 2009 – INTERGEO 2009
Conference and trade fair for geodesy, geoinformation and land management
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SEISnet Cases
ES: Public offices maps service
Facility based on official city maps data to locate public offices. It aims to locate public offices and services, offering an intuitive interface.
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CZ: GIS EXPERT - competition in geographic information systems
Participants develop their own GIS projects in teams or they can benefit from the projects fixed by contest organizer.
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ES: Decentralised metadata driven CMS with integrated thesaurus
Facility based on official city maps data to locate public offices. It aims to locate public offices and services, offering an intuitive interface.
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They talk about SEIS

- GSDI Meeting ends (slovenian)
- GSDI 11 recommends building bridges between technologies
In support to SEIS: The GMES initiative

One of the initiatives over which SEIS will be build is GMES (Global Monitoring for the Environment and Security), a European Initiative for the establishment of a European capacity for Earth Observation. The aim is to monitor environmental data obtained by the satellites and in-situ observations and contribute to the security of citizens.

GMES will provide decision-makers who rely on strategic information with regard to environmental and security issues with an independent and permanent access to reliable data.

Over the last 10 years, numerous R&D projects have contributed to the development of the GMES infrastructure and services. The provision of the a number of first services is ensured through the following R&D projects funded under the 7th Framework Programme (FP7) of the European Union:

  • Land Environmental Services / Project geoland2
  • Marine Environmental Services / Project MyOcean
  • Support to Emergencies and Humanitarian Aid / Project SAFER
  • Atmospheric Environmental Services / Project MACC
  • Support to security-related activities / Project G-MOSAIC

These fast-track services offer a good opportunity to consolidate and improve existing monitoring systems in Europe by helping to identify and address gaps in currently available data and information products and to ensure their sustainable, operational provision. In the future, additional pilot services could be considered in other domains.

More information on GMES
- SEIS country visit of EEA representatives in Slovenia
- Slovenian catalogue data sources (KPV) for the environment
- COSIN Action
- Mouchel launches CAFE project at INSPIRE Conference
- GMES: What’s new
- INSPIRE: What’s new
- ePSI plus
- EEA Press releases
- European Commission: Calendar of upcoming events on environmental issues
- European Commission: More Newsletters on Environment

The SEISnet Community facilitators would like to thank the Community Members for their contributions to the Community which considerably helped the preparation of this Newsletter.

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