Areas of relatively homogeneous ecological conditions with common characteristics
Bio geographical Regions describe areas of relatively homogeneous ecological conditions with common characteristics The INSPIRE theme Bio geographical Regions has a strong linkage to other quot biodiversity themes The Habitats Directive EEC 92 43 is the most important guiding document regarding to Bio geographical Regions which contains a list of apos bio geographical regions Article 1 iii These bio geographical regions are the basis of a series of seminars evaluating the Natura 2000 network and for reporting on the conservation status of the habitats and species protected by the Directive However the theme was specified in a more generic way to allow for other concepts of BR e g European map of natural vegetation environmental stratification to be shared via INSPIRE
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.