Data in demand: Australian flux data downloads surge thanks to new global open-access

Data on the exchanges of heat, water and carbon dioxide between key Australian terrestrial ecosystems and the atmosphere collected by TERN OzFlux are now openly-accessible via the global flux measuring network FluxNet. We take a look at who’s downloading the data and what they’re doing with it.

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Long-term desert ecology data now openly-available through diverse TERN data infrastructure

Decades of observations on Australia’s iconic arid plants and animals are now available via TERN’s data infrastructure. Our advanced data infrastructure and links to international portals enable intelligent data reuse by arid ecologists around the world.

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Satellite eye on Australia’s vegetation

The impact of TERN’s collaborative, multi-scale, and national approach to ecosystem science is once more on show with the release of a new National Biomass Library, National Biomass Map, and landmark high-resolution map products of woody vegetation height and cover, via TERN AusCover. These products result from a combination of national and international collaborations, drawing field and satellite data from across TERN’s network, to deliver more accurate and finer resolution information on the state of Australia’s information, as a game-changing platform that can assist research, management, policy, restoration and sustainable use of Australian ecosystems.

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Towards a global ecosystem observatory

In March TERN hosted three days of collaborative meetings with leaders of analogous ecosystem observing networks from around the world. These landmark meetings provided the opportunity to discuss strengthening existing linkages, fostering global collaboration, and taking the next steps in creating an ecosystem observatory at a global scale.

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Autumn eNewsletter: Open data for global ecosystem science

This quarter’s newsletter looks at how TERN’s ecosystem data infrastructure is delivering efficiency gains, increasing effectiveness and increasing integration across disciplines for Australian and international scientists and managers. TERN’s infrastructure is catalysing better returns on investment in ecosystem science for Australia.

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