EEA continues shift from "report producer" to "information provider"
EEA today launched a completely revamped Web site, the second major revision since the Agency created its site in 1995. The new-look site was opened by the Lord Mayor of Copenhagen, Jens Kramer Mikkelsen, during a visit to the EEA.
The revamped site marks the beginning of a new era in the Agencys provision of information. The web site will now become the main channel for providing regularly updated environmental information, mainly through instant updates of environmental indicators and fact-sheets whenever new data become available.
The Lord Mayor of Copenhagen, Jens Kramer Mikkelsen, opens the new EEA Web site during a visit to the Agency on 22 May 2002. He is watched by Copenhagens Environment Mayor, Winnie Berndtson, Domingo Jiménez-Beltrán, outgoing EEA Executive Director, and Gordon McInnes, who will become acting Executive Director on 1 June.
The new-look site contains a complete set of all reports produced by the Agency in its eight years of operation as well as the data underlying the reports. A wealth of other information items can be found as well as links to environmental information published in the EEA member countries.
Better serving the needs of the increasing number of member countries whose mother tongue is not English is one of the aims of the revised site. It includes a multilingual glossary of terms frequently used in the Agencys publications, and will gradually include basic texts and navigation items in all EEA languages.
Mr Jiménez-Beltrán said: The launch of this revamped site gives me deep satisfaction. It represents a complete and well documented reference centre for all the information developed by the Agency during my eight years as Executive Director. I can now proudly say that our web site is the comprehensive one-stop shop for environmental information I have always wanted it to become a true European portal for environmental information.