Project CORINE Land Cover 2000
USE AND DISSEMINATION OF I&CLC2000 PRODUCTS
Agreement between EEA and the participating member countries on a common policy for the use and the dissemination of I&CLC2000 products
PARTIES TO THE AGREEMENT
The present agreement is concluded between:
DEFINITIONSWithin the context of the present agreement:
- 'third party' represent any other user of I&CLC2000 products apart from European Commission, EEA and the national authority in charge with I&CLC2000 project in the participating Member States.
- 'commercial use' represent the use and dissemination of I&CLC2000 products with the aim of obtaining a financial benefit through their commercialisation.
OBJECT OF THE AGREEMENT
The use and dissemination of the I&CLC2000 products represent the scope of the present agreement.
I&CLC2000 DATA OWNERSHIP
I&CLC2000 is a joint co-financed project by the European Community and each participating member country. As a consequence, the two parties represent the co-owners of the products derived from this activity (except for product 1 where the copyright remains with the providers of ortho-corrected satellite images). The I&CLC2000 project is managed by EEA together with JRC. The final aim of I&CLC2000 data is to serve both European Community policy needs as well as national interests and respond in a commonly agreed way to the general needs for public information.
EC POLICY CONCERNING THE ACCESS TO ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION
According with the provisions of the Council Directive 90/313/EEC on the freedom of access to information on the environment, the Community and the Member Countries have the obligation to improve public access to information held by environmental authorities. Within this overall context, the present agreement intends to establish for the I&CLC2000 project a good public visibility by ensuring the widest possible use and dissemination of the expected products to all interested parties.
РEEA ROLE IN ENVIRONMENTAL DATA DISSEMINATION
The EEA is jointly with JRC the coordinating body for the I&CLC2000 project and has according with its founding regulation responsibility for environmental data dissemination. In carrying this task EEA is following the general EU policy concerning information dissemination aiming as far as possible to the free and wide dissemination of its products.
The main outputs of I&CLC2000 project will be as follows:
All the above-mentioned products are addressing in particular the needs of member countries and European Community bodies, including EEA. Therefore, for all products the national authorities in charge of I&CLC2000, European Commission services and EEA are granted unlimited use beyond I&CLC2000 project.
Neither the European Commission nor the EEA are aiming to achieve any commercial benefit from the dissemination of the above-mentioned products. The sole purpose the EC and EEA will be using the above-mentioned products is to better respond to the member countries needs by ensuring a realistic and coherent scientific support to EU policy formulation and implementation processes. At the same time, all products might be of relevance for a broader audience, therefore they will be opened for dissemination to third parties, as follows:
- by the EEA through its own services, for the European products (namely for products 8, 9, 10 and 12 and, subject to prior approval by the concerned member country for product 6 and 7).
The I&CLC2000 products will be made available to the third parties for non-commercial use at a marginal production and dissemination costs.
- by the provider of the ortho-corrected satellite images for product1.
MONITORING THE USE OF I&CLC2000 PRODUCTS
For monitoring the use of the I&CLC2000 products by the third parties, a standard agreement form will be requested for signature before enabling accessing/delivery of the products (see attached form). Each request has to be duly justified in terms of potential use and regular feed-back on possible applications provided. EEA and the national authorities in charge with I&CLC2000 in each participating country are obliged to inform each other about the use by third parties, especially in terms of possible applications developed and findings related to the used products.
ENTRY INTO FORCE
The present agreement enters into force upon the date of signature by both parties.
The present agreement is concluded for an indefinite period.
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