Activities  Envirocat - the Swiss catalogue for environmental data

Developed on behalf of the FOEN (Swiss Federal Office for the Environment), the application offers approximately 900 data sets of increased quality compared to the former CDS content. The Envirocat application - developed completely with open source products (Linux, Postgres SQL, Zope) - allows a complete metadata management decentralisation.

envirocatFor several years, DEWA/GRID-Europe has been a key partner in the development of the Swiss meta-data project, namely CH-CDS (from the European “Catalogue of Data Sources”). Changing needs such as managing meta-data online and a more userfriendly interface made it necessary to develop a new application which is now available online at