Spatial MetaData Protection for the Underground Critical Infrastructures



Geospatial metadata is useful for identifying various underground features of EU-strategic assets as well as characterizing their important attributes. Although utility services produce and publicly disseminate such information for a wide range of beneficial purposes, the risk exists that some types of geospatial information could be exploited by terrorists.

The objective is the improvement of information management standard for underground CIs by harmonizing the provisions of the INSPIRE Directive (Com(2004) 516 final) with urgency to protect geo-spatial metadata (GsD), to prevent and prepare to counter risks linked with terrorism based on an all-hazards approach.
KurztitelUpsideDown Protect
Tatsächlicher Beginn/ -es Ende1/01/1331/12/14

Systematik der Wissenschaftszweige 2002

  • 1933 Zivil- und Katastrophenschutz
  • 1810 Geographische Informationssysteme (GIS)
  • 2952 Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik (IT-Sicherheit)

Systematik der Wissenschaftszweige 2012 (6-Steller)

  • 102016 IT-Sicherheit
  • 105403 Geoinformatik
  • 211921 Zivil- und Katastrophenschutz

Systematik der Wissenschaftszweige 2012

  • 211 Andere Technische Wissenschaften
  • 102 Informatik
  • 105 Geowissenschaften