SEIS - Shared Environmental Information System Newsletter #9
January 2010

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In this Issue:
- News
- Events
- Library
- Cases
- In support of 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.

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SEISnet News
EU/INT: ‘Environmental Atlas of Europe’ unveiled at COP15
In support of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP15) which took place in Copenhagen last December 2009, the European Environment Agency hosted the 'Bend the Trend' event on 13 December to provide a global climate networking platform and premiere the screening of the new 'Environmental Atlas of Europe'.
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EU/INT: Online European pollutants map demonstrated at Copenhagen Climate Change Conference
At the Republic of Armenia side event to the United Nations Climate Change Conference Copenhagen 2009 (UNFCCC CoP-15) the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) launched an online map showing more than 40 000 facilities emitting greenhouse gases and other major pollutants.
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EU: Sentinel data policy principles have been approved
In November 2009, the European Space Agency (ESA) Member States approved a set of new principles for the Sentinel Data Policy that establishes full and open access to data acquired by the upcoming Sentinel satellite missions.
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UK: Free geological data online via OpenGeoscience
The British Geological Survey (BGS) has recently launched OpenGeoscience, an online service where one can view maps, download photographs and other geological information.
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DK: Launch of national local climate map
The Local Government Denmark (LGDK) has recently launched the Danish Local Climate Map, a source of information for everyone in the municipal world working on climate change issues.
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CH: Web-based questionnaire developed for assessing the environmental impacts of biofuels
A web-based questionnaire, 'Sustainability Quick Check for Biofuels' (SQCB), has been created based on the environmental impacts of various production chains of biofuels and feedstocks.
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SEISnet Events
UK: Defense Geospatial Intelligence (DGI) Europe 2010 | 25 - 27 January 2010
6th Annual European Geospatial Intelligence Conference & Exhibition: Defense Geospatial Intelligence (DGI) Europe 2010.
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NL: GEOProcessing 2010 | 10 - 16 January 2010
GEOProcessing 2010 - Second International Conference on Advanced Geographic Information Systems, Applications, and Services
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PL: INSPIRE Conference 2010 | 22 - 25 June 2010
INSPIRE Conference 2010 under the theme 'INSPIRE as a Framework for Cooperation'
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SEISnet Cases
Cul Green Initiative
"ESB's recently announced a €22 billion capital spending including ambitious carbon-reduction targets for the company, leading to a net-zero carbon ESB by 2035. Initiatives such as the Croke Park Cúl Green environmental project are a natural progression for ESB in pursuit of this radical sustainability agenda".
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SEISnet Library
UK: Public access to environmental information
Member States were under an obligation to report by 14 August 2009 to the European Commission on the experience gained in the application of the European Directive 2003/4/EC on public access to environmental information.
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Links of interest

- INSPIRE: Fundamentals, Examples, Test Results
- INSPIRE: What’s new
- GMES: What’s new
- ePSI plus
- EEA Press releases
- European Commission: Calendar of upcoming events on environmental issues
In support of SEIS: The GENESIS project

The EU-funded project GENESIS is a project funded by DG INFSO in the frame of the FP7 ICT work programme. It proposes a reference European solution (through thematic pilots) that corresponds to the need of an EU-wide electronic space facilitating interoperability between information systems and collaboration between actors.

The GENESIS project represents an important step in the operational environmental management in Europe. It paves the way to an effective wide deployment of the solution in various contexts. Its flexible generic solution can contribute to:

  • GMES core and downstream services framework,
  • The implementation of the SEIS principles,
  • The support of GEO/GEOSS future architecture by generic building blocks.

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

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