Feb 26, 2021



The NIVA Work Package responsible for harmonisation and interoperability (WP3) has been working on a couple of deliverables that are now available on the NIVA website:  


D3.1 Common glossary 

This glossary aims to provide definitions and descriptions for the terms used in the NIVA project and deserving explanations. It is expected to be used as support by the readers of any other NIVA document (deliverable, article …).  For instance, the glossary is the place where to find the meaning of the often-used acronyms or where to get a reminder of the project partners, Work Packages and Use Cases. 


D3.2 Common semantic model (M9) 

This first version of the common semantic model focuses on IACS core geospatial data (reference parcels, agricultural parcels, landscape features ….). In practice, this deliverable offers mainly an analysis of a previous theoretical common data model from JRC and the results of a survey among Paying Agencies (the 9 NIVA partners and a few ones in addition) about how their IACS core geospatial data look like in practice. Based on this comparison, a few recommendations have been proposed in order to support the work of the NIVA tool developing teams. 

Though targeting mainly NIVA partners, this relatively short deliverable (around 30 pages) may be of interest for anyone willing to get an overview about IACS core geospatial data, i.e. mainly LPIS and GSAA. 


D3.2 Common semantic model (M12) 

This second version of the common semantic model deals with 3 topics of interest for most NIVA Use Cases: a common crop type list, a draft data model called “Base types for EO monitoring” and first considerations about exchanges between IACS (information system of Paying Agencies) and FMIS (information system of farmers). 

The main findings about the work done to investigate the most relevant crop type lists for NIVA may be found in a political brief available on  

The motivated readers willing to get more details are advised to consult the first part of the deliverable D3.2 (M12). 

Though still in a draft version, the second part of this deliverable may be of interest to anyone involved in the new CAP monitoring: Paying Agencies, Universities & researchers, European Commission, IT companies …. 

The last part is recapitulating the work done so far by the NIVA Use Cases regarding exchanges between FMIS and IACS. It may be of interest for Paying Agencies, FMIS editors and farmers (though still in an early stage).