The "WAY 4 INSPIRE" - SEIS versus SISE Approaches Karel Charvat Czech Centre for Science and Society
4 whom is INSPIRE important?• Is INSPIRE really important for European citizens or is it only political driven activity?• The some question has to be answered for GMES?• What are differences between SEIS and SISE• How to deal with spatial or environmental information around Europe?• What we have to change in SEIS (INSPIRE, GMES) approach to be accepted by European citizens?
SEIS• The development of a now prioritised Shared Environmental Information System in Europe SEIS, should – improve the usage of environmental data – allow „streamlining and harmonisation of monitoring and reporting obligations“, and – include INSPIRE as a core element • SEIS is in some way interaction of INSPIRE and GMES
SEIS• The concept of “Shared Environmental Information Space” (SEIS) is mainly information support for implementation of European Environmental Policies. The SEIS is mainly top down driven and SEIS expected mainly participation of public organisation. It is focused on three aspects, organisational, content and infrastructure.
SEIS• EEA vision Political commitment (legal framework) Sharing (organisation) Partnership (win-win) Networking (connecting) Horizontal integration (thematic) Environmental Information Vertical integration (local to global) (content) Online access - real time Multi-purpose (policy makers, public, research) Tools for interoperability System Mainly existing ICT Infrastructure (infrastructure and services) Inspire, Reportnet, GMES etc. New eServices for environment
SISE principles– Bottom up approach– Participation of public bodies, but also private initiatives, communities and social networks on building of SISE– To support not only sharing of information, but also their analysis, modelling– To support such activities like education, participation access to information, protection, preparedness etc.– The solution has to be focused on sharing not only data, but also services
Key question for SISE• Key question is not How?• Key question is not What?• Key question is “Why?”
Key question• We need to ask, Why we need harmonize concrete data, what will be purpose of sharing this data across Europe, for which purpose is important to know in Czech about Spanish data for example. • If we will be able to answer on this questions, we can easy agreed about common data model, services, architecture etc
How to answer on this question?• “Why?” model is focused on user demand. It is already implemented for example in Plan4all• We have to be focused on user participation• User validation of solution
What is currently missing in SEIS (INSPIRE, GMES) approach• The awareness about INSPIRE (GMES, SEIS) is almost zero on local, eventually on regional level in Europe• INSPIRE is till now considered mainly as politically driven initiative• INSPIRE is more often understand as “you have to do”, instead “it will bring you”• The gap between “INSPIRE community” and “local and regional users and data providers”
Tunnel concept• SEIS and SISE has to be two ways of building one tunnel from two sides of rock – Top down SEIS approach – Bottom up SISE initiatives• We have guarantee, that we will meet and at final we will have one tunnel
3 ways … Public Administration Portals INSPIRE Google, Yahoo, … Defined life‐cycle (?) Common internet user Standards (OGC) Proprietary Administration, legislative … Dependent on providers (data Top‐down initiative ownership, licences…) Community OSM, soc. networks Unclear life‐cycle 4th Way ? +/‐ Standards Rich data sources
4th WAY ? • Focus on interconnection of information of public administration, commercial sector and social networks into one large distributed network of information and services. Intellectual Property Rights to information and services are preserved (provider can decide to whom and how the data and the GEOPORTAL services will be provided). • INSPIRE compliant, exploitation of open standards. “4th WAY” is a support for building of Single Information Space in Europe for the Environment (SISE) a Shared Environmental Information Space” (SEIS) .
What we have to change for SEIS • To move from “Pyramidal” approach of INSPIRE, SEIS and GMES in the direction of “Web (spider web)” approach, which really reflect better user needs – Current approach doesn’t support easy integration of INSPIRE data into local and regional solutions• Use INSPIRE mainly as regulative framework for building infrastructure reflecting needs of regions, cities, citizens
What we have to change for SEIS • Modify GMES to reflect better needs of citizens, municipalities, regions – To think at first if current GMES data could be really used on regional or local level or if they are mainly for EC reporting (CLC, Urban Atlas) – To make GMES data accessible trough services based on INSPIRE principles, not in proprietary format
WAY 4 INSPIRE• The right way for INSPIRE is INSPIRE 4 People• Thank you • email@example.com