Reporting of environmental data is measured by and as the level of completeness of environmental data reported in compliance with the requirements stipulated by the European Environment Agency (EEA). This level is presented in an assessment established by the EEA in its annual Progress Report – Priority Data Flows in EIONET, hereinafter referred to as PDF, addressed to the Management Board of the EEA.
Progress Report – Priority Data Flows in EIONET, European Environment Agency, 2007
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PDF is a set of six to twelve reports provided by the EEA, in due content and form, that EEA Member States are obliged to communicate to the EEA within a specified time limit in order for the latter to be able to use them in the preparation of its own reports. For the purposes of preparing annual progress reports, the EEA assesses each report (reporting) by using so-called “smileys”, i.e. points – 0, 1, 2 or 3. The sum of gathered points representing a share of all possible points that can be acquired by each assessed state constitutes an overall assessment of the level of completeness of environmental data collected in each state in accordance with the requirements stipulated by the EEA. The rating criteria are determined in advance and for each separate report, and relate in particular to the length and completeness of the time series of the data required and communicated, communication of the data in due time and form, etc. Every year are the critria slightly stricter. The quality of data communicated toll now has not been subject to assessment.
Results are taken from web presentation: Eionet priority dataflows (10.7.2007)
This indicator is also included in the compilation of indicators used for measuring the development of information society in accordance with the eEurope Plus Action plan.