A Network to enhance a European Environmental Shared and Interoperable Information System

NESIS is a Network promoted within the ICT-PSP programme, an activity of DG Information Society and Media (DG INFSO) of the European Commission running within the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP).

It aims to support public authorities in addressing the problems of providing information for monitoring and reporting environmental impacts and threats. By fostering a shared vision for information and reporting systems, NESIS refers to the SEIS (Shared Environmental Information System) initiative of the European Commission and the European Environment Agency with an ICT roadmap as an action plan towards a distributed, standardised infrastructure based on shared access rather than centralized reporting.

NESIS is intended to bridge the gap between the ICT domain and the public authorities mandated to create, manage and exchange environmental information.The Network leverages the existing EIONET Community, i.e. some 900 experts from over 300 agencies and other bodies in 38 Countries, with the consolidation of existing good practices and implementing a bi-directional local-global approach.

  • Funding: ICT PSP Grant Agreement Number: 225062
  • Start-End year: 2008-2010