A project has been launched to help stakeholders of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive 2008/56/EC
(MSFD) to understand how the obligations of the INSPIRE Directive 2007/2/EC relate to the data and
information management aspects of the MSFD. It provides an overview of the different INSPIRE
components and explains the relationship between the MSFD and those of Inspire.
The aim of the INSPIRE marine pilot is to help improve the understanding of INSPIRE in the management of Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD)-related spatial information, and to provide guidance and tools that facilitate the mentioned obligations.
The activity is funded by the ISA programme as part of the EULF Action, by DG ENV, and by JRC. The EEA, NL, DE, and DK are partners in the first phase project and are contributing in-kind.
The pilot will take a few datasets needed to underpin the MSFD reporting, and work-out complete examples of INSPIRE-based data management. In the first phase of the pilot this is done for data holdings in NL, DE, and DK. In the second phase the guidelines, tools and expertise are promoted in other countries participating in MSFD Working Group Data Information and Knowledge Exchange (DIKE).
in reply to your message:
"Another possible solution to Item 1. The Inspire Marine Pilot provided a deployment of an inspire-compliant time series using EF/OF. I haven't a link to the deployment to check it though. Has anyone else been able to do this?"
you can check the resource published on INSPIRE Marine Pilot website: