Jordan has made significant progress towards implementing a Shared Environmental Information System (SEIS), with the support of the EU-funded SEIS South project. A national SEIS team composed of 38 experts representing different relevant institutions is now fully activated in Jordan, and since June 2017, the team has actively worked on Environmental Indicators and Information Technology for the establishment of a National Environmental Information System.
With the support of focal points from the project, the national team is currently working on identifying a set of national environmental indicators taking into account the national agenda 2025 as well as different indicators initiatives such as: Sustainable Development Goals, Arab League sustainable development indicators, Plan Bleu, H2020, etc. The set of environmental indicators will be used for the compilation of the next national state of environment report.
The team is working on mapping existing data sets to populate the environmental indicators. The result of this task will be compiled in a report on environmental indicators comprising data gap analysis and set of recommendations for decision makers in view to address knowledge gaps and enhance monitoring activities necessary to generate missing data and information.
The ENI SEIS II South Support Mechanism project aims to contribute to the reduction of marine pollution in the Mediterranean by developing a Shared Environmental Information System (SEIS) supporting the regular production and sharing of quality assessed environmental data, indicators and information.