25-29 May 2015 lisbon congress center, portugal
Bio & Abstract

Jade Georis-Creuseveau
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
French National Centre for Scientific Research
University of Bordeaux

The focus of the professional career of Jade Georis-Creuseveau has been on the implementations of SDIs at an international level for the purpose of Coastal and Inland Natural Resource management. These achievements have led her to begin work for a PhD at the European Institute of Marine Studies (2011-2014). Currently, Jade is a Research fellow at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) since 2015 and is member of the institute ADESS (University of Bordeaux). Her research focuses on Spatial Data Infrastructure and Volunteered Geographic Information within the framework of the coastal and marine management and conservation.

GEOBS: Toward an Observatory Prototype of the Contents of the 65 French SDIs

Co-Author: Matthieu Noucher, Research Fellow, French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) - Lab. ADESS (University of Bordeaux

Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) appears nowadays as an essential driver of institutional data diffusion. Due to the dual impact of systems interoperability and changes in the legal framework, institutional spatial data tends to become more and more accessible through widespread deployment of SDI at every scales. In this context, the French research program “GEOBS : Spatial Data Infrastructure in the informational governance of environment" (2015-2017) lead by the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) aim to make spatial data infrastructure not just a research tool but a real object of research for a better understanding of the flow of environmental information. To do this, we develop a prototype observatory by indicators of contents and uses of the 65 french SDIs. These indicators propose some (spatial, temporal, thematic, organizational) markers to analyse spatial data patrimonies nowadays accessible and to analyse territorial and informational recomposition they translate. Our analysis of SDI as a sociotechnical system allows us to identify some issues related to the question of the production and management of knowledge on the environment. This contribution aim to present the GEOBS project and his methodological solutions to analyze how the contents of Spatial Data Infrastructures are currently evolving. The future developments of these methods are expected to allow more accurate and data-based interpretations of the political role of these new and original public institutions specialized in information management.