Denmark has a long tradition of registering and reusing high-value data of importance for both the public and private sector. A growing focus on data sharing across Europe has also had an impact on the work with public data in Denmark.

The data agenda in Denmark

Denmark has invested in the availability and quality of public data for years. Users are therefore able to access a wide range of public data. Examples are Basic Data (key registries and datasets) on The Danish Data Distribution Platform, environmental data on the Danish Environmental Portal and many other types of data offered by the public authorities (e.g. meteorological data and statistical data).

Each of these different platforms match specific needs from the users of the particular data types. Some public datasets are published as open data, while others are only shared with some user groups for particular purposes, and some are only available for re-use by other public authorities.

The Danish Government recently published a new Strategy of Digitization that includes the next investments in the quality and availability of public data.

Visit the national Danish Data Portal at

Read more about the Danish Environmental Portal at

Read more about meteorological data at

Read more about statistical data at

Find the list of main data distributors in the data distributor catalogue at (in Danish)

Basic Data

Public authorities in Denmark register various core information about individuals, businesses, real properties, buildings, addresses, and more. This information is called basic data and is re-used throughout the public sector. Basic data is an important basis for public authorities to perform their tasks properly and efficiently.

The Data Distribution Platform is the distribution channel for basic data, and administered by The Agency for Data Supply and Efficiency.

Read more about basic data and the Data Distribution Platform at