EEA’s Integrated Data Platform: management, visualisation, and assessment of environmental data.

Roger Milego (UAB)

The Integrated Data Platform (IDP) of the European Environment Agency (EEA) aims at enhancing its capacity in integrated spatial assessments. In this context, the EEA has developed the Joint Environmental Data Infrastructure (JEDI), which utilises the latest cloud infrastructure to integrate heterogenous spatial data by means of a grid transformation. The GUI of JEDI allows users putting together different spatial datasets to build a joint table (cube), which is then automatically transferred to Tableau. By means of that Business Intelligence (BI) software, different interactive data viewers have been produced and published, so that different stakeholders (scientists, policy makers, general public) can get access to the information and produce their ad hoc queries, charts and maps, with the help of simple selection and filtering options. Three examples of such viewers are the “Land cover and change statistics 2000-2018”, “Land take and net land take 2000-2018” and the “Natura 2000 data viewer”. They support, respectively, the CLC and land accounting statistics, the EEA indicator on land take, and the statistics by protected areas. They provide interactive, attractive visualisation of integrated data and spatial information, directly supporting the environmental policies of the EU, the dissemination of environmental information to the citizenship and, eventually, the decision making for the achievement of some of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).