INSPIRE Thematic Clusters

About the INSPIRE Thematic Clusters Platform

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.

 
Environmental Monitoring and Observations Cluster
 
Topographic and Cadastral Reference Data
 
Land Cover and Land Use Cluster
 
Elevation, Orthoimagery, Reference Systems, Geographical Grids
 
Earth Science Cluster
 
Facilities, Utilities and Public Services
 
Marine and Atmosphere Cluster
 
Biodiversity and Management Areas Cluster
 
Statistical Cluster

Thematic Clusters names and themes

Cluster Name

Facilitator

INSPIRE Themes Theme Abbreviations

Statistical Cluster

Mirosław MIGACZ

Statistical Units, Population Distribution, Human Health and Safety Statistical Units, Population Distribution, Human Health and Safety (SU-PD-HH)

Marine and Atmosphere Cluster

Keiran MILLARD

Oceanographic Geographical  Features, Sea Regions, Atmospheric Conditions and Meteorological Geographical Features (OF, SR, AC, MF)

Earth Science Cluster

Amelia Baptie

Geology, Soil, Natural Risk Zones, Mineral resources, Energy resources (GS-SO-NZ-MR-ER)

Land Cover and Land Use Cluster

Lena HALLIN-PIHLATIE

Land Use, Land Cover (LU-LC)

Elevation, Orthoimagery, Reference Systems, Geographical Grids Cluster

Jordi ESCRIU

Elevation, Orthoimagery, Coordinate Reference Systems, Geographical Grid (EL-OI-RS-GG)

Environmental Monitoring and Observations Cluster

Katharina SCHLEIDT

Environmental Monitoring Facilities, Observations and Measurements (EF-OM)

Biodiversity and Management Areas Cluster

Stefania MORRONE

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 Cluster

Angel LOPEZ ALOS

Facilities, Utilities and Public Services (PF, AF, US)

Topographic and Cadastral Reference Data

Anja HOPFSTOCK

Hydrography, Geographical Names, Administrative Units, Cadastral Parcels, Addresses, Buildings, Transport Networks (HY-GN-AU-CP-AD-BU-TN)