6 Management and Co
Progress in the work was reported to EEA in four quarterly reports, based on information from the task leaders and on managerial and financial information from the institute contact persons. On request of EEA, an Annual Summary Report 1995 (not foreseen in the initial work plan) was prepared in January.
Throughout the year, various contacts were maintained with international organisations and a wide variety of institutions.
Inside EEA, various contacts were maintained, and particularly collaboration with the European Topic Centre on Air Emission has been very important. For contacts within EEAs Environmental Information and Observation Network EIONET, see section 3.1.
Contacts were particularly frequent and intensive with EC/DGXI and JRC-ERLAP. Contacts were also laid with the DGXIII Environmental Telematics Programme, and with DGXVI on the European Spatial Development Programme.
There are close connections to UN-ECE, particularly the EMEP programme: Two ETC partner institutes are Co-ordinating Centres of EMEP, and the ETC project leader is a member of the Bureau of the EMEP Steering Body. Efforts were taken to ensure compatibility between the air quality information system AIRBASE and the EMEP database EBAS.
Collaboration with WHO was mainly through the WHO European Centre for Environment and Health in Bilthoven.
Mutual exchange of information was maintained with various other organisations and programmes, such as WMO and WHO/UNEP GEMS-AIR.
Contacts with research communities were also manifold. On request, the ETC contributed to a Strategy Paper for the DGXII Fifth Framework Programme for R&D.; The ETC was also involved in the formulation of the second phase of the EUROTRAC project, and will participate in the EUROTRAC Environmental Assessment Group that will serve as an interface between the research community and applications by operational institutions such as EEA.
For references, please go to www.eea.europa.eu/soer or scan the QR code.
This briefing is part of the EEA's report The European Environment - State and Outlook 2015. The EEA is an official agency of the EU, tasked with providing information on Europe's environment.
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