Integrated System for Intelligent Regional
Environmental Monitoring & Management:
ISIREMM Project description
6. Community added value and contribution to EU policies
The overall objective of COPERNICUS-2 is to support NIS countries'
efforts to develop a pluralistic scientific and technological system
and to preserve and develop their research excellence in order
to help them solve some of their major economic and societal problems.
Regional problems related to environment and health are included here.
ISIREMM addresses these objectives:
it aims to improve the collaboration between EU researchers and their NIS partners;
it aims to exploit previous EU funded research results from the Telematics Applications
it aims to integrate NIS research results in from fields where these groups have developed
state-of-the-art results into joint projects and products;
it aims to assist the NIS partners in finding new economic roles within the domain of applied
it aims to help mitigate environmental pollution of considerable local and regional
it also aims to mitigate transboundary pollution and the emission of greenhouse gases
contributing to global warming;
it aims to contribute to the development of an open, civic society and increased
The approach of ISIREMM is modelled after the latest EU environmental
directives relating to air quality management, namely the
Air Quality Framework Directive 96/62/EC and its daughter
directives. The basic logic of threshold values and standards based
on ambient concentrations measurements supported by modeling.
It also implements some of the ideas and concepts expressed in the
Directive 90/313/EEC on public access to environmental information.