The minutes summarise the main conclusions and actions from the meeting. Actions are indicated by using check boxes and are tracked in the dedicated "Actions" section below.
The meeting was chaired by the EC (JRC) and attended by experts from AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, HR, IE, IT, LT, LU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SE, candidate countries (AL), the European Commission (ENV, JRC), and the European Environment Agency (EEA).
Welcome and approval of the agenda
The agenda of the 75th MIG-T meeting was approved with the addition of an item (alignment between INSPIRE and DCAT) proposed by BE.
Actions from the previous meeting
Action items from the previous MIG-T meeting were approved. The status of those is kept updated on the dedicated wiki page.
MIWP Action updates
1.1 Towards a Digital Ecosystem for the Environment and Sustainability (I/D)
Ex-ante policy development pathways for the EGDDS legal instrument(s) - a technical perspective (JRC) 15'
Study of interoperability provisions for environmental data sharing (JRC) 10'
JRC Knowledge base on Common European Data Spaces (JRC) 15'
Guidelines on the validation and use of GPKG for END e-reporting (EAA) 15'
2.3.1 Governance of INSPIRE artefacts (I/D)
Update on TG conversion to asciidoc and INSPIRE artefact governance (JRC) 5'
INSPIRE registry governance approach and content update (JRC) 10'
MIWP Action 1.1.
1.1 Towards a Digital Ecosystem for the Environment and Sustainability
The JRC has recently published the ‘Beyond INSPIRE. Perspectives on the legal foundation of the European Green Deal Data Space’ policy brief proposing possible (ex-ante) policy development pathways that are not an official position of the Commission but might be considered in the debate on setting the legal instruments governing the Green Deal Data Space (EGDDS). This work is aimed to inform and contribute to DG ENV decision making in that respect, with a focus on technical and governance aspects, taking into account the new horizontal legislation on digital data sharing, the approaches for shaping EU data spaces (particularly the EGDDS), the experience gathered through the technical coordination and implementation of INSPIRE, as well as emerging technologies and new data sources.
The JRC has started a new (8 months) study for identifying approaches, challenges, and opportunities for setting the prospective most-targeted interoperability provisions for environmental data sharing and reuse for the EGDDS. The outcomes of this work will be also consider as input for the GreenData4All initiative and presented during the INSPIRE Conference.
The JRC provided a summary of the ‘European Data Spaces - Scientific Insights into Data Sharing and Utilisation at Scale’ science for policy report recently published, co-created by different European Commission services. This work integrates in a dashboard JRC’s resources on data sharing (technical and science for policy reports, articles, etc.), mapped to the technical and non-technical requirements for setting data spaces as defined in the EU Strategy for Data. The dashboard content is easily browsable. A (live) wiki page is derived from the same knowledge base and will be regularly updated.
An update on the activities on the validation and documentation of END e-reporting GeoPackage data, lead by EEA, was provided including the approach for generation of GML instances that can be validated through the INSPIRE Reference validator.
BE mentioned that in this country the need for a mapping between the INSPIRE metadata and DCAT for HVDs profiles is increasingly becoming of interest of the community.
JRC to promote the possible update the Geo-DCAT INSPIRE Good Practice, including the analysis and draft mapping between the INSPIRE metadata and DCAT for HVDs profiles.
MIWP Action 2.3.1 Governance of INSPIRE artefacts (I/D)
The Consortium dealing with the INSPIRE operational support explained the current activities for the governance of INSPIRE artefacts. Particularly, an update of the work for the conversion of TGs to AsciiDoc format was provided. All TGs planned by June are already available in the 2023.2 branch of the TG helpdesk. Comments and pull requests are welcome until the v.2023.2 release, due on , which will contain the related change proposals endorsed by the MIG by that date. Additionally, open actions on TG change proposals were summarised, requesting additional feedback on issues #72 and #84. A v.2023.2 release of UML schemas will also take place including the endorsed change proposals related to TGs and schema which have an impact on UML.
MIG-T members to provide feedback specially on issues #72 and #84
The rollout of the revamped INSPIRE Geoportal based on GeoNetwork is on-going. Cloud servers are being upgraded to GeoNetwork v4.2.5 to benefit from the latest security upgrades. Security assessments are planned to finish by the end of September 2023. The objective is to roll-out the revamped system in time for the Monitoring and Reporting in 2023. In the meantime, the new harvesting console is available for use.
The Nordic countries (DK, SE, NO and FI) are willing to collaborate in further stabilizing GeoNetwork v4.2. They are expecting a way forward suggested by GeoCat.
A new procurement is being prepared to deliver specific INSPIRE Geoportal improvements and new features, including (i) Improved backend dataset accessibility analysis and the implementation of the OGC API-Features and Data-service Linking Simplification INSPIRE Good Practices, and (ii) missing functionalities from the Classic INSPIRE Geoportal (tools for exploring link-checking results an exporting the data, automated calculation of the M&R indicators in vie of producing a M&R dashboard page).
MS to consider joining the initiative of the Nordic countries to invest in GeoNetwork v4.2 security.
JRC to provide support to countries on performing new harvesting tests with the new console (requested by DE and ES).
News from standardisation bodies
News from standardisation bodies
The OGC and ISO TC211 presented a summary of their recent standardisation activities, and relevant events with a focus on standardisation of geospatial digital data.
Topics proposed by MIG-T members (I/D)
Workshop. Data Ecosystems and SDI - facilitators for data value creation (DK) 10'
Topics proposed by MIG-T members
DK presented the 'Data Ecosystems and SDI - facilitators for data value creation' workshop to be hold on and in Copenhagen. This is a joint event co-organised by EuroSDR, KU Leuven, TU Delft, IGN France and DAFAGO (private sector), which be limited to 25 participants.