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Task Force on Access to Information
Electronic information tools: case studies 

The Task Force on Access to Information is interested to collect case studies on electronic information tools to share relevant information, experiences and good practices. The template for the submission of case studies is available here. Please send the case studies to the Aarhus Convention secretariat (public.participation[at]un.org). 

 

Party & stakeholderElectronic Information ToolsBrief descriptionCase StudyYear
E-GOVERNMENT AND OPEN DATA INITIATIVES
AustriaElectronic Data Management (EDM) Environment Austria

eGovernment application EDM standardizes and simplifies the cooperation between companies and the authorities with regard to the implementation of legal obligations in the field of environmental protection

PDF (E)2016
AustriaData.gv.atThe central Austrian OGD-metadata catalogue, providing the „single point of contact“ to the European Data Portal (http://www.europeandataportal.eu/)PDF (E)2016
BulgariaOpen Data Portal of BulgariaOpen Data portal containing at least 335 environmental data sets in open, machine-readable format, appropriate for re-use PDF (E)2019
GreeceDiavgeiae-Government and Open Government Data portal PDF (E)2016
SlovakiaEnvironmental Metainformation system2nd generation of Information System aimed at ensuring the availability of all necessary information and to support activities for the establsihment, operation and further development of e-Government within the Ministry of EnvironmentPDF (E)2016
ELECTRONIC PUBLIC RECORDS
NorwayElectronic Public Records - EInnsynA joint publishing system which allows public bodies and the municipality of Oslo to publish public records onlinePDF (E)2019
SPECIALIZED ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION PORTALS
Belgium (Flemish Region)Environment Report FlandersThe portal with a web-based description, analysis and assessment of the environment in the Flemish regionPDF (E)2019
Belgium (Walloon Region)Portal on the state of the environment in the Walloon RegionThis website presents more than 150 socio-economic and environmental indicators regularly updated. They provide an overview of the state and evolution of the environment in the Walloon region: air, water and soil quality, biodiversity, environmental pressures and impacts for several key issues.PDF (E)2019
FrancePortal "Tout sur l’environnement"Portal providing a centralized and organized access to environmental information PDF (E)2016
IrelandIreland's Environment web resourceWebsite providing the public and decision-makers with regularly updated information on key environmental indicatorsPDF (E)2019
SlovakiaEnviroportalPortal providing a centralized and organized access to environmental information PDF (E)2016
ENVIRONMENTAL REPORTING
European Environment AgencyReportnet 3.0The modern reporting tool for national data submission towards the European Union climate and environment legislationPDF (E)2019
REPORTS ON THE STATE OF THE ENVIRONMENT
FranceReport on the state of the environment Web-based report on the state of the environment in France with  data, figures and maps PDF (E)2019
KazakhstanReport on the state of the environmentOnline interactive version of the 2016 and 2017 edition of the national report on the state of the environment in KazakhstanPDF (E)2019
SpainApp of the “Environmental Profile of Spain report”The Environmental Profile of Spain 2014, indicator based report prepared by the National Focal Point of the European Environment Agency in SpainPDF (E)2016
CLIMATE CHANGE and AIR QUALITY RELATED INFORMATION
Belgium (Flemish region)Climate PortalPublic webportal with all scientific information on the main issues regarding climate change in in the Flemish region: heat stress, flooding, sea level rise, draught and the overall state of the climate. The portal provides interactive maps, statistical downscaling of climate scenarios in the Flemish region, thematic information, climate policy plans and adaptation instrumentsPDF (E)2019
Belgium (Walloon Region)Air&Climate PortalPortal provides public access to information about legislation, media and tools linked to air quality and climatic matters

PDF (E)

2019
Belgium (Walloon Region)Air Quality and Air Quality Wallonie PortalsPortals provide access to public access to information about atmospheric pollutants: (i) Measurements of concentrations of atmospheric pollutants;  (ii) Index of air quality over Wallonia (hourly update);  (iii) Follow-up to pollution peaks: information and alerts in case of excessive particles or ozone; (iv) Brief explanation about pollutants and networks of measurements; (v) documentationPDF (E)2019
GeorgiaAir Quality PortalOfficial portal providing live information from air quality monitoring stations, data of indicative measurements, daily, monthly and annual reports, information about emissions and sources of pollutants, Tbilisi state program on air protection, health recommendations related to air quality, general recommendations on air protection, main legislative acts, implemented activities, information about the monitoring networkPDF (E)2019
North MacedoniaNational Air Quality Portal - Air Quality ViewerImproved air quality data management and reporting systemPDF (E)2019
SpainClimate Change Scenarios Viewer As part of the AdapteCCa platform (https://www.adaptecca.es/), a visualization tool for climate change scenarios for Spain , has been developed. This viewer allows to visualize and download data of the last generation of regional climate change projections for Spain

PDF (E)

2019
SpainAir Quality ViewerThis viewer, integrated into the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) of the MAGRAMA, allows to consult the air quality information for the health protection at national level of certain pollutantsPDF (E)2019
WATER INFORMATION SYSTEM
AustriaWater Information System Austria (WISA)Portal providing the collection and provision of the Water Management data using the already existing databases and establishment of an additional databasesPDF (E)2016
Belgium (Flemish region)Water PortalInteractive web-application, including geoportal. The Portal provides available and official geographical and temporal water information in the Flemish region. It comprises real time observations and forecasts of hydrological information (rainfall, river flow, water levels, etc.) of all major watercourses in the region, flood hazard and flood risk maps and all derived maps from the Flemish Hydrographic Atlas, that can be queried in several ways. Also real-time and historical hydrological time-series can be viewed and downloaded or re-used via webservices. The real-time maps display various data such as Standard Precipitation Indeces (reflecting general drought and flood conditions), radar-based rainfall animations and accumulation products, real-time flood forecast maps, etc. PDF (E)2019
SpainNational Flood Zone Mapping SystemThe main goal of the national flood zone mapping system (SNCZI) is the cartographic viewer of flood zones, which allows all those interested to visualize the studies of delimitation of the Public Hydraulic Domain (DPH) and the studies flood mapping zonesPDF (E)2019
SOIL AND GEOLOGICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS
AustriaBORISSoil Information System, providing a webtool for data selection, download and a webGIS solution for data visualization about soil quality, profile description and analytical values combined with soil related maps

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2016
Belgium (Flemish region)Soil and Subsurface Database (DOV)Public web portal through which regional administrations of Flanders deliver (INSPIRE-compliant) Open Data, available for re-use, concerning geology, natural resources, soil, hydrogeology, geotechnical characteristics, groundwater and groundwater licenses. Geographical data is directly accessible through OGC webservices (WMS, WFS of WCS) and documented via metadata reachable via a catalog service (CSW)PDF (E)2019
PolandCentral Geological DatabaseCollection of digital geeological data linked to spatial dataPDF (E)2016
PolandMIDASSystem of management and protection of mineral resources  (deposits, mining areas, concessions, mineral resources management)PDF (E)2016
ENVIRONMENTAL AND HEALTH INFORMATION
Belgium (Flemish Region)Environmental and health information on transmitting antennas for mobile telephony, WIFIPortal with integrated information on: radiation and health issues; standards and regulations on electromagnetic radiation in the Flemmish region; interactive map (GIS) with all existing transmitting antennas, including official attests; possibility to ask official radiation measure by the governmentPDF (E)2019
NATURE CONSERVATION, BIODIVERSITY AND ANIMAL PROTECTION INFORMATION
Belgium (Flemish region)Nature outlook 2050Nature Outlook 2050 is based on four different visions of the future regarding nature, which were previously developed for Europe, adapted to the Flemish context, with the help of a broad group of stakleholdersPDF (E)
Belgium (Wallon region)Portal on animals well-beingPortal on public services related to animals well-beingPDF (F)2019
PolandCentral Register of Nature Protection FormsCentralised unified reference source of information about protected objects and areas in Poland linked to geospatial dataPDF (E)2016
SpainPortal  on natural heritage and biodiversityApplications portal for the exchange of standardized information among Spanish public administrations in the field of natural heritage and biodiversity and access to non-sensitive information through the Ministry website for the public and other stakeholders.PDF (E)2019
SpainMailbox on issues related to the sustainability of the coast and the seaMailbox to which citizens can direct their queries on issues related to the sustainability of the coast and the seaPDF (E)2019
ENVIRONMENTALLY SIGNIFICANT RELEASES AND TRANSFERS OF POLLUTANTS
CanadaNPRICanada’s public inventory of releases, disposals and transfersPDF (E)
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2020
KazakhstanPilot PRTRPilot online PRTR reporting system that displays a map of Kazakhstan with all entities that reported on pollutant releases and transfersPDF (E)2019
SpainPRTR - ESPANASpanish register of emissions and pollutant sourcesPDF (E)2019
SPATIAL METADATA REGISTRY
SlovakiaSpatial Data RegistryInformation system providing the access and management of the metadata for the spatial data, dataset series and services for the whole Slovakia in the context of INSPIRE with outlook for synergies for eGovernment and Open Data activities and provision of the national discovery servicePDF (E)2019
ENVIRONMENTAL ACCOUNTING
AustriaEnvironmental  accountingWebsite with information about methods, structure, legal basis, scope and applications of environmental accounts

 

PDF (E)

2016
GOOD PRACTICE INFORMATION AND GUIDELINES ON BETTER ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY
Belgium (Walloon Region)Portal dedicated to the waste reductionPortal of the Walloon region meant to raise awareness about waste reduction (to inform; to share good practices; to relay communication campaigns; to interact with the target audience; to connect (share useful links). PDF (E)2019
Belgium (Wallon Region)Agriculture WallonieThe purpose of the site is to inform farmers and citizens about agriculture and the environmentPDF (F)2019
ItalyGELSO - Local Management for SustainablityProject aiming at the dissemination of good practices for sustainability implemented at local level in ItalyPDF (E)2016
ENVIRONMENT-RELATED INFORMATION ON PRODUCTS AND ACTIVITIES
Belgium (Flemish Region)Real Estate PassportBuilding passport: an online consolidation of all available information about real estate by homeowners and appointed representatives, focusing on building permits, energy certificates, soil conditions, with specific suggested measures for more sustainable energy use and consumption (solar panels, etc.), insulation measurements for buildings, sustainable water management measures for buildings, removing asbestos, etc. The Real Estate Passport is both a digital safe and a personalized guide for all past and future works. It gives access to data and certificates the government keeps in  databases.PDF (E)
DECISION-MAKING RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENT
Belgium (Flemish Region)Environmental permittingInteractive information and web counter for public consultations, decisions and appeals regarding environmental permitsPDF (E)2019
SlovakiaEnvironmental Impact Assessment information systemInformation system providing online access to EIA and SEA documentation PDF (E)2019
SpainProcedures for the export of waste from Spain to third countriesElectronic procedures to apply for the shipment of waste from Spain to third countriesPDF (E)2019
PUBLIC PARTICIPATION DURING THE PREPARATION OF EXECUTIVE REGULATIONS AND LEGISLATION
ArmeniaEcolex Web-based e-participation portal to enable public participation in the process of elaboration of draft legal acts related to the environmentPDF (E)2016