2004 Evaluation of Trilateral Monitoring and Assessment Programme Data Handling

Evaluation of TMAP Data Handling for the Trilateral Wadden Sea Cooperation. Prepared by The Orbis Institute Ottawa, Canada, September 2004.

TMAP data handling system has been developed and implemented in a series of stages spanning ten years commencing with the EC-funded demonstration pilot project, DEMOWAD. Since that time, a common data model and practical harmonisation procedures have been agreed, and TMAP Data Units have been established in each of the three countries. This evaluation is timely because the TMAP data handling has reached a very critical stage - the long-sought milestone of harmonised data availability, effectively achieving the Esbjerg Declaration target of having an “operational data handling system”.