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This partnership of over 12 government and academic institutions collects data about ecosystems using satellites, airborne sensors, and onground systems. We then develop tools and data products that enable researchers and resource managers to measure, investigate and understand how our environments are structured and are changing over time.
Our primary goal is to assist in the production of ecosystem science data products designed specifically for Australian conditions. We work collaboratively across Australian science and natural resource management organisations to provide infrastructure that enables data collection, calibration, validation, synthesis, and development of new knowledge.
AusCover focuses on geospatial data products measuring several biophysical variables for Australian ecosystems, including time-series, map products, and the associated field calibration and validation data that enable users to evaluate and appropriately apply our products in their work. Our datasets are used for a wide range of applications in ecosystem science and natural resources management.
AusCover also provides access to a national network of experts, field instruments, and field protocols for use in ecosystem science and natural resource management. We support a nationally consistent approach to the delivery, calibration and validation of key remote sensing datasets, and our data is also the basis for calibration of numerous global earth observation data products.
A wide range of professionals across government, research, and industry use AusCover to:
As well as delivering valuable remote sensing data products for use in science and management, AusCover’s suite of infrastructure includes tools that assist researchers to undertake their work more effectively. In total, AusCover delivers:
AusCover’s data products address the following key themes:
For more information on AusCover's work and to access the AusCover data portal you can visit the AusCover website.
Dr Alex Held
CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research