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Coordination of Information on the Environment (CORINE)

CORINE (Coordination of Information on the Environment) is a European program initiated in 1985 by the European Commission to provide decision makers with both an overview of existing knowledge and information about Europe's environment that is as complete and up-to-date as possible on certain features of the biosphere.

To this end, the three aims of the CORINE program are as follows:

  • To compile information on the state of the environment in the European Union with regard to certain topics (e.g., air quality, biodiversity, water quality, natural resources) that have priority for all the member states of the European Community
  • To coordinate the compilation of data and the organization of information within the member states or at the international level
  • To ensure that information is consistent and that data are ...
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