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Issue 90, July 2019
Sustaining Australia's Critical Zone; Big Earth Data & SDGs; Centre Spotlight; New TERN plots

TERN - Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network
July 2019
Director's update

This month marks the commencement of a four-year funding period for all the institutional and other parties across Australia that are operating TERN’s national research infrastructure under the Australian NCRIS grant—the longest stretch of financial stability.

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Treetop to bedrock: understanding resilience
of Australia’s Critical Zone to human impact

An interdisciplinary team is developing Australia’s first Critical Zone Observatory Strategy — the first step towards providing a robust, long-term framework for more effective and collaborative Critical Zone Science.

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Big Earth Data support the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

TERN’s remote sensing data products are enhancing Australia’s contribution to achieving the global Sustainable Development Goals. Learn about the data, the policy and goals they’re informing and the benefits for Australia’s neighbours.

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Centre Spotlight: The Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment

In this second edition of Centre Spotlight, we’re visiting HIE at Western Sydney University for a look at some incredible facilities and a team of experts drawn from around the world to build insights into our changing environments—from genes to whole ecosystems.

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Ecosystem observatory further expands regional coverage

TERN has added another 24 permanent vegetation and soil monitoring plots to its national network of over 700 ecosystem surveillance sites. The new plots in New South Wales and Queensland deliver needed data and samples to landholders, universities, governments and not-for-profit organisations.

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Key Dates
Seminar: Research Data Management
Brisbane & online
11 July 2019

TERENO NEON Carbon Workshop 2019
Düren, Germany
July 13 - 20 2019

29th International Congress for Conservation Biology, ICCB 2019
21 - 25 July 2019
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Species on the Move Conference 2019
Kruger National Park, South Africa
22 - 26 July 2019

The Australian eResearch Skilled Workforce Summit
29 - 30 July 2019

Australian Rangelands Conference 2019
2 - 5 September 2019
TERN involved

ILTER Open Science Meeting 2019
Leipzig, Germany
2 - 6 September 2019
TERN involved

Australian Committee for IUCN (ACIUCN) Healthy People in a Healthy Environment Symposium
17 - 18 September 2019
Beijing, China
19 - 20 September 2019

AsiaFlux 2019 - 20th Anniversary Workshop
Gifu, Japan
29 September - 5 October 2019

International Union of Forest Research Organizations Congress 2019
Curitiba, Brazil
29 September - 5 October 2019

eResearch Australasia 2019
21 – 25 October 2019
TERN involved

2019 GEO Ministerial Summit
4 - 9 November 2019
TERN involved

ESA Annual Conference
24 - 29 November 2019
TERN involved

ICOS Science Conference
15 – 17 September 2020
Utrecht, Netherlands

ileaps–OzFlux Joint Conference 2021
Auckland, New Zealand
9 - 12 February 2021
Co-hosted by TERN

What is TERN?

TERN is Australia’s land ecosystem observatory. We observe, record and measure critical terrestrial ecosystem parameters and conditions for Australia over time from continental scale to field sites at hundreds of representative locations. This information is standardised, integrated and transformed into model-ready data, enabling researchers to discern and interpret changes in land ecosystems.

TERN delivers:
  • Ecosystem data and the programs to collect it including plot data from surveillance and targeted monitoring programs; gas, energy, and nutrient exchanges; remote sensing data; modelled data products about soil, climate, and landscape attributes; and vegetation and soil samples for physical analysis;
  • Tools for the research community including national consistent field methods, data collection apps, and data publishing tools; and
  • Data infrastructure that supports discovery, access, and re-use of ecosystem data collected by TERN and others.
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