Physical conditions of seas and saline water bodies divided into regions and sub regions with common characteristics
A Sea Region SR is a 2D geometry of an area or line with common physical or chemical characteristics that is covered by an ocean sea or similar salt water body The model allows the concept of named seas as well subdivisions and aggregation of seas according to physical or chemical properties The Sea Regions theme provides mechanisms to describe both the sea bed and sea surface as well as inter tidal areas and the shoreline
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.