Farming equipment and production facilities including irrigation systems greenhouses and stables
The theme Agricultural and Aquaculture Facilities concerns the description of all the physical instruments and constructions with permanent or semi permanent emplacement inland or outland that are related to agricultural and aquaculture activities Agriculture refers to the set of process and activities consisting in cultivating soils producing crops and rearing animals it includes harvesting milking breeding animals keeping animals for farming purposes and according to Council Regulation 73 2009 maintaining the land in good agricultural and environmental condition Agricultural facilities include facilities ranging from entire holdings to installations such as irrigation systems drainage systems greenhouses stables barns silos and tanks Aquaculture covers activities and techniques related to the production breeding and treatment of fish molluscs seaweed and other kinds of aquatic resources vegetables or animal Aquaculture facilities only include permanent or semi permanent systems or constructions for breeding treatment and raising of organisms Aquaculture facilities may exist both in marine waters inland water environments and as terrestrial production systems Catching hunting or collection of natural resources vegetables or animal on their natural environment is not considered as an agricultural activity unless it is supported by relevant physical instruments and constructions Similarly forestry is not considered as an agricultural activity with the exception of tree nurseries
The INSPIRE Interactive Data specification platform offers MS data providers two new applications to support in general their initial data scope “identification” task whether their dataset(s) fall under the data scope of INSPIRE or not.
The first application “Interactive Data Specifications” facilitates the use of the INSPIRE Data Specification – Technical Guidelines documents by providing means to study as well as compare selected parts of the INSPIRE technical documentation (from up to 3 data themes).
The second application “Find your scope” has been developed to support MS data providers with identification of the INSPIRE data scope that is relevant to their dataset(s) that they administer. This application is foreseen to be useful especially in situations where data provider’s datasets do not follow exactly the INSPIRE data themes /application schemas content.
The platform also provides links to useful additional resources of information (e.g. INSPIRE Registry, website etc.).
The development of the Toolkit has been supported by ARE3NA, Action 1.17 of the EU ISA Programme.