Implementation of INSPIRE and support to the provision of INSPIRE compliant CDDA data

As of 2017, space4environment was involved as part of the ETC BD in the further development of the data collection for nationally designated protected areas (CDDA) and the implementation of INSPIRE specifications in the reporting. In cooperation with the EEA and external consultants, the ETC BD analysed the status quo of data reported by countries and their origin and developed a new reporting structure that, on the one hand, complies with INSPIRE requirements and reuses data provided through INSPIRE as much as possible and, on the other hand, extends the information collected through INSPIRE to capture in-depth details on the protection, legal background and trends of nationally designated protected areas. In this context, new data schemes and reporting data flows were developed and introduced. In order to involve the countries and communicate the revised reporting flows, training sessions were conducted with Eionet member countries. In the following reporting periods, support was provided to countries to prepare or improve the data. In particular, the countries that are not yet or not required to report data in an INSPIRE-compliant manner were supported by the EEA and ETC BD to improve the data as needed to meet the requirements of INSPIRE and the extended reporting demands.

As the importance and implementation of INSPIRE and related services in countries has grown, so has the amount of data. With the 2022 reporting period, the data collection for nationally designated protected areas (CDDA) has been moved to the EEA's new Reportnet 3 platform, which is optimised for the collection and validation of country data provided through numerous data flows. The integration of CDDA reporting into the Reportnet 3 system has created new requirements that necessitate further support for countries to reuse their INSPIRE data and provide data as needed.

Implementation of CORINE Land Cover in Eionet countries, the West Balkan countries and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

space4environment and its staff has implemented Corine Land Cover for Luxembourg since the year 2000. In 2018 space4environment coordinated the implementation of CLC in Denmark, Latvia, Switzerland, and the West Balkan countries. The task included the training of national teams, the revision of CLC2012, the creation of the change layer 2012-2018 and the status layer 2018. 

As part of the CLC Technical Team besides European countries within the Eionet Network (GR, LT, CY, AL) space4environment also provided training to countries of the European Neighbourhood Initiative:

Training course on functionalities and use of the QGIS software for spatial analysis and visualization

In 2018, space4environment planned and delivered a GIS training course for technical staff of the Luxembourg collective for animal breeding CONVIS. This course included on the one hand a general introduction to geoinformation systems and on the other hand a practical hands-on introductory training in the GIS software QGIS. The aim of the training was to show the possibilities that a geoinformation system like QGIS offers in daily use for agricultural management. After an introduction to the general functions, tools and applications of GIS based on typical use cases of the client, the concrete application possibilities and how-to's were discussed to enable the training participants to use the functionalities available in a GIS like QGIS.