The Single Information Space in Europe for the Environment (SISE) WG has goal to support national, regional, NGO and voluntary initiatives to make better accessible and reusable environmental information.
In 2005 the i2010 strategy: A European Information Society for growth and employment was launched by the Commission. One of the objectives was to establish a Single European Information Space offering high-bandwidth communications, rich content and digital services with a market-oriented regulatory framework.SISE has its roots also in 2005 with the formulation of the objective "ICT-2007.6.3: ICT for Environmental Management and Energy Efficiency" in FP7. Here, the Single Information Space in Europe for the Environment (SISE) was introduced, in which environmental institutions, service providers and citizens can collaborate or use available information without technical restraints. From a nowadays perspective, this was simultaneously an impulse for progress in the
area of eEnvironment. Data and information are needed for the formulation and implementation of community policy. The aim of SISE bases on an ICT
research vision for
● real-time connectivity between multiple
● allowing seamless cross-system search
● with cross-border, multi-disciplinary data
acquisition and sharing.
The expert consultation workshop "Towards a Single Information Space in Europe for the Environment (SISE)" was organised by the ICT for Sustainable Growth Unit of DG INFSO and took place in Brussels on February 15, 2008. In this workshop the experts agreed about the following prioritisation of topics for future research and innovation actions on the SISE:
Flexible chaining of distributed environmental services
Protocols for service discovery and chaining, automated data fusion; semantics, thesauri, ontology services and standardisation; chaining of models; on-demand distributed geo-processing; Web-based 3D/4D analysis and visualisation tools; integration of geo-spatial sources; Web 2.0 collaborative community and semantically enhanced services.
Smart wireless monitoring networks
sensor web (portable sensors) and mobile devices; massive deployment of low cost miniaturised sensors; integration into earth observation and distributed real-time environmental services.
Currently the idea of SISE is promoted by list of European projects as ICT ENSURE, EnviroGrid BlackSee, GENESIS, NaturNet plus and future project Habitas. We see SISE as complementary activity to the INSPIRE, GMES and SEIS supporting mainly bottom up building ICT infrastructure for environment.
This forum is established to support expert's discussion about SISE
Brief description: The Single Information Space in Europe for the Environment (SISE) WG has goal to support national, regional, NGO and voluntary initiatives to make better accessible and reusable environmental information.