Initially, the cooperation will focus on knowledge exchange and data sharing in the field of open and spatial data, the development of a geospatial reference architecture for interoperability and a technological spatial platform in the State Agency’s infrastructure.

The agreement provides for regular meetings between the Agency staff and researchers from the GATE Institute to discuss opportunities for the development of the Agency’s geo platform and the GATE data platform, as well as to support the implementation of a national data strategy in the context of the European Data Strategy.

Another area of interaction will be the definition of the structure and content of the data sets to be integrated on the data platforms and portals, as well as cooperation in the requirements and rules for data storage, processing and visualization.

The two institutions will jointly study and analyse the need for legislative changes to create more favourable conditions for cooperation between science, education, administration and business.