The PRTR data has been called for helping members of the EU on their decision-making
policies, but also has a huge potential for concerning citizens about the activity the industries and
the environment. So, opening PRTR data freely available without copyright restrictions would
boost the interest of re-using it, and even of building commercial applications. Actually, opening
data is today one of the key points at the Digital Agenda: Europe has an Open Data Strategy,
which is expected to deliver a €40 billion boost to the economy per year.
While opening the PRTR data could be done in a such variety of ways, there's some guidelines
that could be followed in order to make easier the work for citizens and developers. This
conference introduces the project #adoptaunaplaya, which aims to correlate pollutant and waste
report data with the quality of bathing waters in Spain. The challenges found on re-using PRTR's
data and the lessons learnt will drive us to talk about some recommendations for the PRTR's
open data strategy.
Speech at IMPEL Conference Session #9 (Capacity Building)