The ‘SEIS cookbook’ is a guide to understanding the concept of Shared Environmental Information System. It is a living document, which will be continuously updated with new examples as technology develops and new systems to support sharing of environmental information are introduced.
The bulk of the cookbook is devoted to case studies which show national and international implementation of SEIS elements, including at the EEA. These examples are collectively used to identify an emerging set of common trends, methods, tools and lessons which have been integrated into the ‘SEIS checklist’. The checklist can be used as a self-assessment tool to measure progress and identify areas that need further development.
The ‘Cookbook’ is thus a guide to understanding but not a rigid template for implementation.