Bureau Veritas UK appointed lead contractor on EU environmental monitoring

Bureau Veritas has been appointed by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre to develop and prototype technical specifications in the frame of the INSPIRE Directive for air, water, waste and biodiversity environmental monitoring facilities across Member States. Taking a consortium approach, Bureau Veritas has been appointed the lead contractor to a consortium composed of Legally Mandated Organisations from the a number of Member States...

LONDON, UK, March 13, 2008 -- Bureau Veritas has been appointed by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre to develop and prototype technical specifications in the frame of the INSPIRE Directive for air, water, waste and biodiversity environmental monitoring facilities across Member States.

Taking a consortium approach, Bureau Veritas has been appointed the lead contractor to a consortium composed of Legally Mandated Organisations from the following Member States: Austria (Austrian Federal Environment Agency, Umweltbundesamt), France (Office International de l'Eau), Slovakia (SAZP, Centrum Rozvoja Environmentalistiky), and the UK (Department for the Environment, Food & Rural Affairs and the Department for Transport).

INSPIRE (Infrastructure for Spatial Information in Europe), an initiative launched by the European Commission during 2002 and developed in collaboration with Member States and accession countries led to the adoption of Directive 2007/2/EC establishing an Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European Community (INSPIRE). It aims at making available relevant, harmonised and quality geographic information to support formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of community policies.

The project team represents all the thematic areas of air, water, waste and biodiversity providing for a wide representation of monitoring networks; data types; data handling and storage methods and data management systems; reporting mechanisms; administrative systems and management procedures and geographical locations.

The year-long study aims to prepare metadata and data specifications for the INSPIRE data theme "Environmental Monitoring Facilities", related to the environmental acquis in the areas of waste, water, biodiversity and air.

Bureau Veritas UK & Ireland is a service company specialising in quality, health, safety, environment and social responsibility.

###

More in Environmental
Potable Water Management 4.0
Sponsored
Potable Water Management 4.0