Energy resources including hydrocarbons hydropower bio energy solar wind etc where relevant including depth height information on the extent of the resource
Energy Resources in INSPRE covers historic current and future energy resources and the entire lifecycle of energy resources irrespective of its viability in terms of economic social and technological aspects It takes into account resources that are depleted due to exploitation in the past and resources currently not viable but may become so in the future Information about location and the potential of energy resources have a significant impact on the environment This impact can have both positive and negative implications therefore appropriate knowledge about the extent distribution and volumes of the resources is of great value There is a main distinction between fossil fuels and renewable energy resources The concept of energy resources provides focus to the resource aspect and the extent distribution of the resources Energy use e g petrol consumption is not covered by this theme Fossil fuel resources include oil accumulation natural gas accumulations coal lignite or peat deposits and Uranium ore deposits Renewable energy resources include Hydropower in which water resources mapped according to energy potential Bio energy resources contains forest resources cereals or agricultural residues which can be used for energy purposes Wind energy estimated by wind measurement together with topographical information Geothermal energy the natural heat flow is of high interest as a renewable and clean energy source
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.