The Regional Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Environment of the Government of Andalusia is the public body responsible to manage the environmental issues under the competences of the Autonomous Community of Andalusia, amongst other topics: integrated coastal zone management, water, natural and soil conservation, forestry management, erosion control activities, forest fire prevention and control, environmental quality, drought and waste management, also environmental information with high and recognized experience on data infrastructure, data management and data visualization.
The Regional Ministry launched the Environmental Information System of Andalusia (SinambA) in 1984. The main aim then was the development of tools for environmental planning and the management of natural resources in Andalusia. Subsequently, the Environmental Information Network (REDIAM), established in May 2000, produced standardized protocols and still disseminates information on the environment in Andalusia, providing a useful tool for management, research, decision making and environmental knowledge in general.
The Environmental Information Network of Andalusia (REDIAM), belonging to this Regional Ministry produces standardized protocols and disseminates spatial information on the environment in Andalusia, providing a useful tool for management, research, decision making and environmental knowledge in general, it is a recognized example of good practice as a “regional” Shared Environmental Information System (SEIS) by accommodating the INSPIRE principles.