Database maintenance and data modelling
Being partner in the European Topic Centre on Urban Land and Soil (ETC ULS) as well as the ETC on Biological Diversity (ETC BD) space4environment collects, maintains and works with European-wide environmental data sets managed by the European Environment Agency (EEA) analysing the territorial and environmental dimension of issues like urban sprawl, territorial cohesion policy, ecosystem mapping and ecosystem assessment (i.e. quality).
For the European ETC BD space4environment is responsible for the quality control of the biodiversity reporting under Article 17 of the Habitats Directive (i.e. conservation status of habitats and species of Community interest), Article 12 of the Birds Directive (i.e. status and trends of birds) as well as the database on national protected sites (CDDA).