MARINE pilot

EULF Marine Pilot


The European Union Location Framework (EULF) is an action of the ISA programme. The objective of this action is to develop and test the concept of an EU-wide, cross-sector interoperability framework for the exchange and sharing of location data and services.

The EULF pilots are a series of studies in key policy areas, to apply, evaluate and contribute to the EULF.

The aim of the EULF/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).