SEIS - Shared Environmental Information System Newsletter #10
February 2010

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- Events
- Library
- Cases
- In support of SEIS
- Links of interest
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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
ES: University of Zaragoza develops platform to monitor environmental parameters
A new sensory platform, able to monitor forest fires and level of pollution in the streets as well as other kind of environmental parameters has been recently developed by researches of the University of Zaragoza.
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INT: New Memorandum of understanding for collaboration on Meteorology Standards
A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to enhance the development and use of geospatial standards has been signed between the Open Geospatial Consortium and the World Meteorological Organization.
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IT: Launch of a new meteorological and environmental awareness portal
A new portal providing information on meteorological and environmental data has been recently launched in Perugia.
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IT: Creation of new software to calculate electricity consumption in households
The Municipality of Bologna and ENEA - Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development, have recently developed a software able to calculate electricity consumption in households.
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UK: Proposals for accessibility to Ordnance Survey data
On 23 December 2009 the Communities Minister of UK, Ian Austin, has outlined proposals regarding the enhancement of the public's accessibility to Ordnance Survey mapping data from 2010.
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NO: Geographical data download system now available
The geoNorge portal allows users to download maps and other geographical data through the Norway WEB digital download central system.
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EU: New project helps predict and mitigate weather-related disruption of transportation
The EU has recently launched a research project which studies the effects of extreme weather events on the safety and reliability of traffic systems, making it possible to both predict and mitigate disruptions in the transportation of people and goods.
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IT: Piacenza: The Drainage Consortium goes online
The Drainage Consortium of Piacenza has recently launched its new portal allowing consortium members and citizens to access updated information on the consortium activities.
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NL: Spatial planning information available online
Since the beginning of January 2010, all municipalities, provinces and departments in the Netherlands have had Internet access to the information concerning the national spatial planning initiatives.
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SEISnet Events
PL: INSPIRE Conference 2010 | 22 - 25 June 2010
INSPIRE Conference 2010 under the theme 'INSPIRE as a Framework for Cooperation'
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MK: Conference On Spatial Data Infrastructures 2010 | 15 - 17 September 2010
The main theme of the Conference will be the development and use of Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDI's) and all their aspects
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SEISnet Cases
Welcoming Argument Visualisation to Europe
The WAVE project aims at improving the inclusiveness and transparency of EU decision making at the national and European level.
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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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UK: Consultation on Policy options for Geographic Information from Ordnance Survey
The document sets out for public consultation the proposals made by the Prime Minister on 17 November 2009 aiming to make available certain Ordnance Survey datasets for free and without any restrictions on their re-use.
- Read more »

Links of interest

- GeoDecisions Develops Health Tracking Portal for New York City
- 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 PLUREL project

The PLUREL project aims to develop new tools for sustainable rural-urban land use relationships, among which:

  • Generic Sustainability Impact Assessment Tool for Rural-Urban relations.
  • Assessment of the costs of policies related to the urbanisation process.
  • Cooperation between policy makers, stakeholders, planners and researchers

The expected outcome of the PLUREL project is a toolkit with the components below:

  1. Sustainability Impact Assessment Tool for Rural Urban Regions
  2. Best Practice and Planning Guidance
  3. Data and Map Information Portal.

The project ends in December 2010.

Acknowledgements
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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