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Welcome to Nature-SDIplus


Dalai Lama says: "Imagine how our life would be void if we couldn't enjoy the beauty of nature, the presence of the animals, the magnificence of the mountains and the expanse of the oceans…". In few words, this is the biodiversity, intended as the whole of the ecosystems and the genetic diversity of fauna and flora.

The establishment of Natura 2000 and the new transboundary EU approach for protected sites management has enforced the link between nature conservation and geo-information. This has generated the need for interoperable, accessible and harmonised datasets for the EU.  The link is also addressed by the INSPIRE Directive which pursues an EU Spatial Data Infrastructure to support environmental policies.


The NATURE-SDIplus Network focuses its activities and aims to the creation of a community of stakeholders, at European and National level, interested and involved in INSPIRE and SDI implementation for nature conservation issues, facilitating in this way their approach to the Directive and related guidelines and the exchange of opinions and experiences.

NATURE-SDIplus is an open network to any interested stakeholders, it brings:

  • awareness of the INSPIRE and SDI implementation for Nature Conservation
  • the exchange of information and the transfer of knowledge between the communities operating in the fields of Nature Conservation
  • sharing the experiences through the Good Practice Catalogue


To become a member, please, subscribe filling in the adhesion form (DOC, 148kB).