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Trusted environmental monitoring protocol

A detailed rationale and description of TERN’s much respected AusPlots method for environmental monitoring has been published in a peer-reviewed international science journal. With the paper’s publication, it becomes easier for researchers to access the method and its modules, adapt them for use anywhere and cite them in further research. Wider use of the protocol helps TERN to learn more about researchers’ future needs.

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Drone cloud: establishing a national ecosystem for drone data management

TERN is delighted to be working alongside other research infrastructure co-investors in the Australian Scalable Drone Cloud (ASDC), one of 10 three-year projects supported by the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) 2019 Platforms program.

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New soil erosion research improves bushfire recovery

Research using TERN-delivered remote sensing data and digital soil maps has assessed the state and trends of hillslope erosion across New South Wales.  The new …

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Australia’s environment in 2019

Temperatures up, rainfall down, and the destruction of vegetation and ecosystems by drought, fire and land clearing continued. That is the main conclusion from Australia’s Environment in 2019, the latest in an annual series of environmental condition reports, released today.

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Cosmic help for down-to-Earth environmental monitoring

TERN and its partners are developing a revolutionary soil moisture information system, which will help land managers better monitor drought, predict bushfires and floods and make highly informed management choices to improve agricultural productivity.

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Prototype paves way for near-instantaneous maps of vegetation productivity and stress

TERN is testing prototype plant fluorescence sensors at its NCRIS-enabled ecosystem monitoring sites. Early results indicate that accurate Australia-wide hourly data on environmental stress, such as drought or excess heat indicators, are within reach.

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A tour of TERN’s Snowy Mountains research SuperSite

In December 2019, government agencies and international science organisations joined local community members for a guided tour of TERN’s Tumbarumba SuperSite—one of the world’s most important sites for ensuring the accuracy of global environmental satellite products.

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Winds of change: next-gen pollen mapping and forecasting

An innovative project is using TERN satellite data together with on-ground time-lapse cameras and pollen monitors to track grass pollen sources, their evolution, and impact areas. The forecasts generated will help alleviate Australia’s $30B medical and socioeconomic allergy burden and change the lives of millions of Australians for the better.

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Dust storm forecasting

TERN data are being used to develop new tools to model and predict the occurrence of dust storms so that we can manage associated risks …

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Drought’s impact on the environment

Researchers are using TERN infrastructure in Western Australia, Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland to take part in a landmark global experiment that investigates ecosystem …

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