arena The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission is establishing A Reusable INSPIRE Reference Platform (ARE3NA).

ARE3NA is identifying and helping to share tools for the implementation for the INSPIRE Directive and looking to build bridges between INSPIRE and, broadly speaking, cross-border and cross-sector e-government activities related to ISA and the Digital Agenda for Europe, including open data portals. ARE3NA has recently launched a study to see how a common Resource Description Framework (RDF) vocabulary can be developed for INSPIRE and what approaches can be taken for the governance of global Persistent Identifiers (PIDs) for INSPIRE and location-related activities, including URIs and DoIs.

Part of this work has involved a state-of-play of RDF and PIDs in this context and we would like to invite you to two one-hour webinar workshops on the 13th of March to

  • present to you the study;
  • illustrate some of our findings and get feedback; and
  • discuss related topics, such as which e-government services could benefit from this RDF vocabulary and where barriers to governing global PIDs could lie.

More details about the webinars, the agendas and how to connect can be found HERE