AERIUS receives Sharing & Reuse Certificate of Excellence
AERIUS received the 'Sharing and Reuse Certificate of Excellence' in Lisbon on 29 March. AERIUS was one of the last four contenders (out of 69) in the Sharing and Reuse contest of the European Commission. Mark Wilmot received the Certificate of Excellence on behalf of the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM).
In addition to winning the Dutch Computable Award, the AERIUS approach has now been bestowed with international recognition.
On the "Sharing and Reuse Award"
Many IT solutions could be reused in other countries, says the European Commission. This prevents reinventing the wheeland saves time and money for users and governments. At the same time the cooperation in joint solutions makes it easier to share knowledge between public authorities. AERIUS has received the Certificate of Excellence in the category of ‘Services at national level’.
AERIUS is the calculation tool for the Integrated Approach to Nitrogen (PAS in Dutch) and has been developed by order of , the Ministry of Economic Affairs, the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, the Ministry of Defence and twelve provinces. Tthey are collaborating within the PAS policy framework to reach the Natura 2000 goals set by the EU Habitat and Bird directive.
AERIUS provides politics, competent authorities and law enforcers with insight and similar information for faster, more efficient and higher quality decision making.The ICT tool AERIUS is entirely based on open source software and uses the international open standards to communicate with other IT services.
The Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) is responsible for the further development of AERIUS.