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If you are interested in a cost-benefit analysis of national research infrastructure, you will be interested in a report prepared by Lateral Economics and released in late February that demonstrates the impact of NCRIS-funded research infrastructure for Australian society and the environment.
We thank you, our newsletter readers, for opening our monthly stories and those in Australia and around the globe who participate in our webinars, use our data and acknowledge TERN in your publications.
There is now an opportunity for organisations and individuals to comment on the draft National Research Infrastructure Roadmap. To act as a resource for those who might be time challenged at this time of year but still keen to give feedback on the document, TERN will put some summary points taken from the draft Roadmap onto its webpage. All submissions, using the online form, must reach the Department of Education, Skills and Employment by 5pm AEDT on Wednesday 22 December.
Indigenous ecosystem knowledge has a voice on TERN’s independent Science Advisory Committee with the appointment of Mr Jim Walker, a lecturer at The University of Queensland’s School of Earth and Environmental Sciences. Jim has been involved in advocating for the rights of Indigenous Peoples for more than 25 years, both in Australia and internationally, and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to TERN and its Science Advisory Committee of engaging with First Nations peoples to protect the health of our precious terrestrial and marine ecosystems.
Welcome to the October eNewsletter of TERN. This month we welcome two new faces to TERN’s governance structure—Professor Michael Goodsite as the University of Adelaide’s representative to the Advisory Board and Mr Jim Walker of The University of Queensland, who is joining TERN’s independent Science Advisory Committee.
The Ecological Society of Australia conference is rapidly approaching, and TERN is proud to be both a major sponsor and a participant. Read on to find out about our workshop on publishing your research data via TERN and where else you are likely to find TERN, including at the long-term ecological research workshop and presenting on topics like the Threatened Species Index.
We understand that an ‘exposure draft’ of the all-important 2021 National Research Infrastructure Roadmap will be released in early to mid-October for comment. Let’s do our best to coordinate the responses we make as the terrestrial ecosystem community!
Australia is on the verge of making further substantial investments in the assets, facilities and services that support the nation’s health, STEM and agricultural research sectors, but what are they, what do they do and how do they remain relevant to emerging technologies and priorities?
In August, the TERN Science Advisory Committee met online under its new Chair, Distinguished Professor Belinda Medlyn and welcomed new members Professor Andy Pitman AO FAA, from UNSW, and Professor Megan Lewis, from University of Adelaide. We are delighted to see the renewal of five members and thank two outgoing members at the end of their three-year terms.
In the interests of Australia’s multi-decadal ability to understand and predict environmental changes, TERN’s vision remains consistent – in 2030, Australia will possess a continuously growing time-series of environmental measurements for land-based ecosystems that enable science for decision-making about our valuable ecosystem assets and foster targeted research on emerging challenges for the future benefit of Australians.