This third iteration of SENSE aims to continue from the previous ones, this time focusing on the relations between European indicators, national indicators and the underlying datasets used for the assessments. To make the resulting feeds more interoperable and easier to produce, emphasis has been put on aligning with current and established standards.

While the focus varies with each iteration of the project, the main goal of supporting SEIS remains as the top priority.

How to participate

Participation consists of two main tasks:

  • On the thematical side the exercise is to identify mappings between the items of interest, such as national- and European indicators, national indicators and source datasets, national indicators and themes etc.
  • On the technical side, the thematical mapping produced in the first step should be translated into linked data format, and published on online (or sent to the EEA as a file).

To get started, first look into the SENSE3 schema to get an understanding of what information should be produced and mapped. Secondly, to produce the resulting feed/file, the first option would be to use any existing tools you might have already, since the specification for the linked data we selected for SENSE3 is the same as what is recommended for publishing open data in general, namely DCAT-AP. Still, if you currently don’t have such a tool, there is no need to produce the linked data by hand, as we have created an online tool for easy creation of the linked data file, following the specification DCAT-AP. See Metadata tool instructions for information on how to use this tool.


We aim to expand this section as the project progresses, but for the moment please have look at the current feeds produced by the participants, including a short summary of the mappings produced in each of them.

Questions, ideas and helping each other

Please use the SENSE3 forum for these topics, as it allows for all participants to follow and take part in the discussions.