TERN data are being used by one of our closest partner’s, the Australian Government’s Department of Environment and Energy to calibrate and validate Australia’s carbon models and greenhouse gas accounting. Our high-quality data are vital in ensuring the accuracy of Australia’s carbon model predictions and helping meet national reporting requirements under international climate and sustainability frameworks.
The international Committee on Earth Observation Satellites has added TERN’s Australia-wide network of 12 ecosystem process monitoring SuperSites to their list of top 55 global sites for the calibration and validation of satellite-derived global bio-geophysical data products.
Europe’s, America’s and India’s space agencies are set to take a giant leap for ecosystem science: monitoring Earth’s most complex processes and measuring and mapping the planet’s forests in high-resolution 3D. TERN is playing a vital role in these missions by providing the on-ground observation infrastructure and data required to calibrate, validate and improve the accuracy of these global bio-geophysical satellite data.
Quick! Applications for competitive fellowship grants to participate in the TERN-supported 2018 Australian Climate and Water Summer Institute are closing soon.
TERN’s newly updated ‘Effective Field Calibration and Validation Practices’ handbook is an Australian first in providing detailed information for calibrating and validating remote sensing derived products to ensure they can be used for science and management applications.
TERN has sponsored an international conference being held this month in Darwin which brings together more than 100 environmental and climate scientists from Australasia and Asia to share research outcomes on ecosystem, climate and land-use change across the Asia-Pacific region.