Booking now open for INSPIRE for the social sciences workshop, 7 October 2011

Article dated: 6 September 2011

On 7 October 2011, the UK Data Archive and EDINA are hosting a workshop on the European INSPIRE Directive and how this directive matters for the social sciences. police

This workshop is co-ordinated by the JISC-funded geospatial projects U.Geo and GECO and is held at the UK Data Archive, University of Essex.

We want to bring together academics, data providers and research councils to share what various people are currently doing regarding the INSPIRE Directive - in particular the Annex III data specifications - and to provide a platform to discuss what needs to be done in the near future.

The INSPIRE Directive aims to create an EU spatial data infrastructure to enable the sharing of environmental spatial data among public sector organisations and facilitate public access to spatial information across Europe. This will benefit the development and monitoring of environmental policy and practice in all Member States and across the European Community. Annex III data themes include social sciences domain data on human health and safety, utility and government services, and population distribution and demography.