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13th meeting of the NSDI Board

On September 30 2019, the 13th meeting of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure Board was held at the State Geodetic Administration. The meeting was chaired by the Director-General of the State Geodetic Administration, Damir Šantek, PhD, and attended by Tanja Pušelj Ostroški, Croatian Employer's Association representative, Žaklina Čizmović representative of the Croatian Bureau of Statistics, Vesna Poslončec-Petrić, PhD, Dragan Divjak, MSc and Tomislav Ciceli, MSc, heads of the NSDI Workgroups and Ljerka Marić, MSc, from National Contact Point.

The members of the Board were presented with the work plans of the NSDI Workgroups for 2019 and 2020 and their activities in the coming period were outlined. The heads of the Workgroups referred to the realization of the planned activities and emphasized the members’ interest in participating in the tasks assigned to them.
 
The picture shows NSDC board members D. Šantek, T. Pušelj Ostoški, Ž. Čizmović, V. Poslončec-Petrić, D. Divjak and T. Ciceli, at a meeting held at the premises of the State Geodetic Administration.

In continuation, activities for the organization of 11th Spatial Data Infrastructure Days Conference, which will be held in Split, 13 – 14 November, 2019, were presented. The organization of the conference is co-financed by the European Social Fund under the project “Strengthening Capacities for the Establishment of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure“.

Amendments to the NSDI Act (56/13, 52/18) were also announced due to adoption of the Regulation (EU) 2019/1010 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 June 2019 on the alignment of reporting obligations in the field of legislation related to the environment, and amending Regulation (EC) No 166/2006 and (EU) No 995/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council, Directives 2002/49/EC, 2004/35/EC, 2007/2/EC, 2009/147/EC and 2010/63/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council, Council Regulations (EC) No 338/97 and (EC) No 2173/2005 and Council Directive 86/278/EEC, which amended the INSPIRE Directive with regard to reporting.