The INPN orientation committee is a forum for exchange and consultation regarding the French National Inventory for Natural Heritage. Its main mission is to establish the cross-disciplinary role of the INPN and to improve how this structure operates. Its purpose is to implement a better governance of the INPN and to develop the tool according to the expectations of the different partners, based on four areas of work:
The INPN orientation committee brings together major national organisations which provide knowledge of biodiversity and a representation of regional and local partners. Its members undertake to actively participate in the INPN, notably through the promotion of this structure and the provision of data.
The directors or managers of the partner agencies are full members and may decide to appoint a representative. This appointment takes immediate effect and becomes permanent with a simple letter indicating the name of the new representative sent to the INPN committee.
The committee is chaired by the MNHN.
The orientation committee meets once a year and is composed of a maximum of 35 members, divided into six colleges: departments and communities, research establishments, learned or naturalist societies, technical or private partners, european partners.
The reports and the presentations of each OC are available by year.