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Geospatial Maritime Data (GR0042)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: Greece National Action Plan 2016-2018

Action Plan Cycle: 2016

Status: Inactive

Institutions

Lead Institution: Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Insular Policy

Support Institution(s): NA

Policy Areas

E-Government, Extractive Industries, Land & Spatial Planning, Open Data, Records Management

IRM Review

IRM Report: Greece End-of-Term Report 2016-2018

Starred: No

Early Results: Marginal

Design i

Verifiable: Yes

Relevant to OGP Values: Access to Information

Potential Impact:

Implementation i

Completion:

Description

Context The Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Insular Policy has recently completed a project that mainly included the development of a specialized interoperable infrastructure for geographical information concerning maritime area planning and design. The implemented infrastructure is able to interconnect with other dynamic information systems and, also, to provide information to other services or via web-GIS. Commitment Description: The commitment is regarding disposal of geographical information for maritime area planning and design concerning maritime sector. The main restrictions for the disposal of these data sets in open form are the technical implementation and the readiness of the engaged Authorities. The data sets that will be provided in open and editable form through the central portal data.gov.gr, our websites (www.hcg.gr, www.yna.gov.gr) and also the geographical information platform, mainly include per sector: Borders for fishing activity  Borders for fishing activity per Port Authority General Port Regulations and Special Port Regulations OGP Values Access to public information Implementation Bodies: Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Insular Policy Objective: The goal is the distribution of the aforementioned data sets as open data through the central portal data.gov.gr, our websites (www.hcg.gr, www.yna.gov.gr) and also the relative geographical information platform. Means for the implementation: The commitment will be implemented by the geographical information infrastructure. Moreover, our resources could be utilized for internal software development, if needed.

IRM End of Term Status Summary

Commitment 12, 13 and 14: Commitments on Maritime Affairs

Commitment 12: Geospatial Maritime Data

The commitment is regarding disposal of geographical information for maritime area planning and design concerning the maritime sector. The main restrictions for the availability of these data sets in open form are the technical implementations and the readiness of the engaged authorities. The data sets that will be provided in open and editable form through the central portal data.gov.gr, our websites (www.hcg.gr, www.yna.gov.gr) and also the geographical information platform, mainly include per sector:

  • Borders for fishing activity, Borders for fishing activity per Port Authority,
  • General Port Regulations and Special Port Regulations.

The goal is the distribution of the aforementioned data sets as open data through the central portal data.gov.gr, our websites (www.hcg.gr, www.yna.gov.gr) and also the relative geographical information platform.

Responsible Institution(s): Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Insular Policy

Supporting Institution(s): none

Start Date:  July 2016 End Date: June 2017

Commitment 13: Ship/Company and Seafarer Registers

The commitment is regarding disposal of open data sets for the maritime sector. The main restrictions for the availability of these data sets in open form are the technical implementation and the readiness of the engaged Authorities. The data sets that will be provided in open and editable form through the central portal data.gov.gr and our websites (www.hcg.gr, www.yna.gov.gr), mainly include per sector:

  • Ship/Company Register: Total number of ships that are subjected to the Article 13 of the Law 2687/53, Total number of foreign maritime companies that maintain licensed offices installed in Greece, according to Article 25 of the Law 27/75, Total number of registered maritime companies that are subjected to the Law 959/79;
  • Fishing Fleet Data: Names of fishing vessels, Categories of fishing vessels per Port Authority;
  • Seafarer Register: Total number of active seafarers.

The goal is to distribute the aforementioned data sets as open data through the central portal data.gov.gr and our websites (www.hcg.gr, www.yna.gov.gr).

Responsible Institution(s): Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Insular Policy

Supporting Institution(s): none

Start Date:  July 2016 End Date: December 2017

Commitment 14: Marine and Maritime Activity

 

The commitment is regarding disposal of open data sets for the maritime sector. The main restrictions for the disposal of these data sets in open form are the technical implementation and the readiness of the engaged Authorities. The data sets that will be provided in open and editable form through the central portal data.gov.gr and our websites (www.hcg.gr, www.yna.gov.gr), mainly include per sector:

  • Ship Inspection: Certificates on certain ship categories, Categories of seaworthiness certificates;
  • Statistical Data for Ridership, Statistical data for transported passengers and vehicles; Statistical Data for Passenger Complaints;
  • Licenses – Certificates: Statistical data for licenses and certificates concerning the Port Police
  • Analysis of Pollution Incidents, Statistical data for sea pollution incidents and how they were confronted;
  • Data for Fishing Activity: Data for fines on fishing offenses (total amount of money, days of license removal etc.), Number of fishing licenses issued per category; Statistical Data for Incidents managed by the Operations Center or the Search and Rescue Center.

Responsible Institution(s): Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Insular Policy

Supporting Institution(s): none

Start Date:  July 2016 End Date: December 2017

Editorial Note: The action plan text has been abridged by IRM. For full version, please see https://www.opengovpartnership.org/sites/default/files/GREEK_NAP3-OGP-ENG_0.pdf

Did It Open Government?

Commitment 12. Geospatial maritime data

Access to Information: Marginal

This commitment attempted to address the problem of a lack of openly available geospatial data in maritime affairs. Much of the geospatial maritime data exists within the Ministry but has not been published in open data format, which would allow re-use of these key datasets. Under this commitment, the Ministry published datasets that define the borders within which fishing is permitted and prohibited for some port authorities. Also, the government started to systematically publish port regulations. Nikolas Leontopoulos, an investigative journalist, expressed that there is a small change in government practice especially as far as administrative culture on releasing data is concerned.[Note 141: Nikolas Leontopoulos, investigative journalist with Investigate Europe, interview with IRM researchers, Athens, October 2018.] According to Mr. Leontopoulos, this change is a result of international peer pressure from EU institutions, country lenders and OGP.[Note 142: Ibid.]

Commitments 13 & 14. Ship/company and seafarer registers/ Marine and maritime activity

Access to Information: Did Not Change

Commitments 13 and 14 aimed at releasing specific datasets regarding ship company registers and fishing activity in the hope that their availability would have a positive impact in managing maritime affairs information and decision making, as well as environment protection. However, due to delays in the development of IT systems the release of all datasets under these commitments is still pending and thus there is no change in government practice.

Carried Forward?

There has been no indication from the Ministry of Maritime Affairs[Note 143: Lieutenant Commander Ioannis Margaronis, telephone interview with IRM researcher, July 2018.] that the commitments will continue in some form. The IRM researchers suggested in the midterm report that data opened by the Ministry could also cover more high-value areas. This would include employment records (distinguishing between ferryboats, Greek-owned Greek flag, and Greek-owned foreign flagged) and ownership records (flag and ship registers, company register), similar to the more comprehensive maritime data lists maintained by Cyprus.[Note 144: Cyprus National Open Data Portal Maritime data, archived website version via the Wayback Machine,  https://goo.gl/FcrKCZ ] The government could also move towards data harmonization with broader European standardized formats, such as the Dutch-led Automatic Identification System which allows the tracking of ships, their emissions, navigation lanes, and economic activity.


Greece's Commitments

  1. Framework law on Open & Participative Governance

    GR0031, 2016, Capacity Building

  2. Participation in the Assessment of the Public Sector

    GR0032, 2016, Capacity Building

  3. Publicity of Organisational Charts & Entities of the Public Sector

    GR0033, 2016, E-Government

  4. Accountability and Settlement of Disputes between the citizens and the Public Sector

    GR0034, 2016, Legislation & Regulation

  5. Guide and Standardization for the provision of Services & for Procedures per Service/entity

    GR0035, 2016, Capacity Building

  6. Improvement of the open deliberation procedure

    GR0036, 2016, Capacity Building

  7. National Register of Line Managers of the Public Administration (Register)

    GR0037, 2016, Capacity Building

  8. Implementation of the assessment of employees and services and control methods

    GR0038, 2016, Capacity Building

  9. Implementation of a System for the Selection of Managers

    GR0039, 2016, Capacity Building

  10. Digital Repository for Pubic Administration Studies

    GR0040, 2016, Capacity Building

  11. Provision of Open Cultural Data

    GR0041, 2016, E-Government

  12. Geospatial Maritime Data

    GR0042, 2016, E-Government

  13. Ship/Company and Seafarer Registers

    GR0043, 2016, E-Government

  14. Marine and Maritime Activity

    GR0044, 2016, E-Government

  15. Starred commitment Public Property Open Data

    GR0045, 2016, E-Government

  16. KPI’s for the implementation of Public and EU Financed Projects

    GR0046, 2016, E-Government

  17. Data and Statistics for Greek National Exams

    GR0047, 2016, E-Government

  18. Protocol Digitization

    GR0048, 2016, E-Government

  19. Informative Actions on open data for young people in Secondary and higher Education

    GR0049, 2016, Education

  20. Open Education

    GR0050, 2016, Capacity Building

  21. Provision of open data for Justice

    GR0051, 2016, E-Government

  22. Enhanced statistical data of justice open to the public

    GR0052, 2016, E-Government

  23. Open provision of Geo-data

    GR0053, 2016, E-Government

  24. Open-Participatory Budget

    GR0054, 2016, Fiscal Transparency

  25. Regional Council Platform (Open Regional Council)

    GR0055, 2016, E-Government

  26. Open - Participatory Budget

    GR0056, 2016, E-Government

  27. Capture and Evaluation Platform for Regional Technical Projects

    GR0057, 2016, E-Government

  28. City Dashboard

    GR0058, 2016, E-Government

  29. Online Consultation Platform

    GR0059, 2016, E-Government

  30. Open Data Index for cities and local administrations

    GR0060, 2016, E-Government

  31. Linked, Open and Participatory Budgets

    GR0061, 2016, E-Government

  32. School of data for public servants

    GR0062, 2016, Capacity Building

  33. The collaborative wikification of public services procedures

    GR0063, 2016, Capacity Building

  34. Strengthening openness and accessibility of the Parliament

    GR0064, 2016, Capacity Building

  35. Institutional and technological upgrading of Transparency Program

    GR0012, 2014, E-Government

  36. Public participation in decision making

    GR0013, 2014, Capacity Building

  37. Integration of PSI Directive on the re-use of public sector information

    GR0014, 2014, E-Government

  38. Regulatory amendments for the management and provision of open data

    GR0015, 2014, Capacity Building

  39. Implementation of platform for central distribution of public open data

    GR0016, 2014, E-Government

  40. Provision of open geospatial data

    GR0017, 2014, E-Government

  41. Provision of open cultural data

    GR0018, 2014, Legislation & Regulation

  42. Provision of open data for offshore companies

    GR0019, 2014, E-Government

  43. Open provision of Public Sector critical data sets

    GR0020, 2014, E-Government

  44. Open invitations for filling posts in the public sector

    GR0021, 2014, E-Government

  45. Public administration organizational chart publication

    GR0022, 2014, Capacity Building

  46. Coordination and monitoring of Open Government policy

    GR0023, 2014, Audits and Controls

  47. Reorganization of inspectorate bodies and strategic alliance development against corruption

    GR0024, 2014, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  48. Tracking changes on bills (from submission to voting by Plenum)

    GR0025, 2014, E-Government

  49. Usability and functionality improvements of the ‘Parliamentary Transparency’ section of the Hellenic Parliament website

    GR0026, 2014, E-Government

  50. Improvement of the Hellenic Parliament Website and implementation of new standards-technologies

    GR0027, 2014, E-Government

  51. Provision of historical parliamentary documents to the public

    GR0028, 2014, E-Government

  52. Enhancement of Social Media Policy in the Hellenic Parliament

    GR0029, 2014, E-Government

  53. On line provision of Exhibitions

    GR0030, 2014, Capacity Building

  54. Increase number of legislative acts going through online deliberation

    GR0001, 2012, Legislation & Regulation

  55. Capitalize on citizen comments and suggestions

    GR0002, 2012, Public Participation

  56. Operate central e-procurement information system

    GR0003, 2012, E-Government

  57. Operate central ERP information system

    GR0004, 2012, E-Government

  58. Operate central HRMS information system

    GR0005, 2012, E-Government

  59. Open data regarding prices, as collected by Prices Observatory

    GR0006, 2012, Open Data

  60. Resolve legal issues regarding state geo-data

    GR0007, 2012, Land & Spatial Planning

  61. Offer additional taxation data

    GR0008, 2012, Fiscal Transparency

  62. Augment functionality of the Transparency Program

    GR0009, 2012, E-Government

  63. Publicise Public Sector procurement information

    GR0010, 2012, E-Government

  64. Enable open, transparent and safeguarded document circulation

    GR0011, 2012, E-Government