Welcome to the INSPIRE Thematic Clusters Platform
The INSPIRE Thematic Clusters Platform is a European Commission initiative, linked to the INSPIRE Maintenance and Implementation Framework, with the objective of supporting INSPIRE implementation in the Member States.
All infrastructures, and INSPIRE is no exception, require maintenance and evolution. The experience gained during the development of the Technical Guidelines as well as lessons learned by implementing the infrastructure, especially in thematic domains, need to be shared to optimise performance of the infrastructure to meet policy objectives and to increase its usability within thematic domains. To aid this further evolution of INSPIRE and to help embed it in technical practices within a range of communities, on-line collaboration thematic platforms have be set up for sharing theme-specific experiences.
This platform that builds upon the relevant INSPIRE Forum content and software, is a single entry point for INSPIRE implementers and users to share experiences, best practices, raise questions and resolve issues in their thematic domains.
Each of the nine INSPIRE Thematic Clusters has a facilitator who will lead and participate in discussions, identify and facilitate sharing of best practice and key issues, identify relevant projects and software solutions.
|INSPIRE Themes||Theme Abbreviations|
|Statistical Units, Population Distribution, Human Health and Safety Statistical Units, Population Distribution, Human Health and Safety||(SU-PD-HH)|
|Oceanographic Geographical Features, Sea Regions, Atmospheric Conditions and Meteorological Geographical Features||(OF, SR, AC, MF)|
|Geology, Soil, Natural Risk Zones, Mineral resources, Energy resources||(GS-SO-NZ-MR-ER)|
|Land Use, Land Cover||(LU-LC)|
|Elevation, Orthoimagery, Coordinate Reference Systems, Geographical Grid||(EL-OI-RS-GG)|
|Environmental Monitoring Facilities, Observations and Measurements||(EF-OM)|
|Protected Sites, Area Management/Restriction/Regulation Zones and Reporting Units, Habitats and Biotopes, Species Distribution, Bio-geographical Regions||(PS-BR-HB-SD-AM)|
|Facilities, Utilities and Public Services||(PF, AF, US)|
|Hydrography, Geographical Names, Administrative Units, Cadastral Parcels, Addresses, Buildings, Transport Networks||(HY-GN-AU-CP-AD-BU-TN)|
See also related presentation from Inspire 2016