INSPIRE Thematic Clusters

Biodiversity & Area Management Cluster at INSPIRE Conference 2018


The INSPIRE Conference is at hand: from the 18th to the 21st of September in Antwerp INSPIRE stakeholders meet under the heading of “Make it work together”.

The Biodiversity & Area Management Cluster meeting will be held on

Thursday September 20  - 10:30 to 11:00 at the INSPIRE (European Commission) stand.

Don't miss the chance to get in touch with other cluster members, share experiences, good practices and implementation issues. We will as well have a look at the renewed Thematic Clusters platform and see how to make the most of new functionalities e.g. 2 new cross cutting clusters, content re-classification, better alignment with new policy requirements (Priority datasets of e-Reporting, INSPIRE MIWP Activities etc)...

Find out more and get in touch with all facilitators on

Wednesday, September 19 at 14:00 Room: Gorilla 3, with the session

INSPIRE Thematic clusters – building common INSPIRE implementation&use knowledge    

As usual many other interesting workshops, parallel sessions, posters and plenary speakers during the conference. Below is a short overview of the sessions I would like to suggest:

Tuesday, September 18,

09:00 Room: Gorilla 4 & 5: More Practical INSPIRE Practice

providing an overview of issues identified during real-world implementation activities followed by a panel discussion, with participants representing data providers, software producers and technology integrators

14:00 Room: Gorilla 3

Helping to make INSPIRE work – MIWP actions and tools -

talking about the Thematic Viewer , Re3gistry software v.2, INSPIRE reference validator and much more ...

Wednesday, September 19

16:00  Room: Okapi 3

Environmental monitoring, reporting and indicators 

Thursday, September 20

14:00 – 17:00 Room: Gorilla 1

National approaches and strategies

Among others, presentation will be held on

  • New approaches for cooperation and data management within the Portuguese INSPIRE Infrastructure: learning with the CROSS - NATURE project         
  • INSPIRE based e - Reporting in Italy (CDDA 2018)

Feel free to comment & add to this list any interesting session you would like to suggest.

Look forward to seeing you in Antwerp!

Biodiversity and Management Areas Cluster

Biodiversity and Management Areas Cluster

Thematic Biodiversity and Management Areas Cluster. If themes like Protected Sites, Area Management/Restriction/Regulation Zones and Reporting Units, Habitats and Biotopes, Species Distribution, Bio-geographical Regions matters to you, join these groups!