Ecosystem Data Services and Analytics
Simplify your research data collection with the help of the research data repository managed by TERN Australia. We host a diverse range of ecosystem data, including that related to acoustics, leaf area index, images and more.
The TERN research data collection provides analysis-ready information that facilitates a wide range of ecological research projects undertaken by established and emerging scientists from Australia and around the world. The resources which we provide support scientific investigation in a wide array of environment and climate research fields along with decision-making initiatives.
Explore our data portals
Open access ecosystem data collections via the TERN Data Discovery Portal and sub-portals:
Tools that support the discovery, analysis and re-use of data
- Cloud-based virtual desktop to run and share experiments (CoESRA)
- Data submission, harmonisation and retrieval of ecological data (SHaRED)
- Discovery, mapping and analysis of landscape-scale ecosystem datasets (Data Visualiser)
- Cloud-based analysis, synthesis and training platform
Explore our data services
Tools that support the discovery, anaylsis and re-use of data:
Other data portals, tools and services
The TERN Mangrove Data Portal provides a diverse range of historical and contemporary remotely-sensed datasets on extent and change of mangrove ecosystems across Australia. It includes multi-scale field measurements of mangrove floristics, structure and biomass, a diverse range of airborne imagery collected since the 1950s, and multispectral and hyperspectral imagery captured by drones, aircraft and satellites. This project has been recognised as contributing to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
TERN’s ausplotsR is an R Studio package for extracting, preparing, visualising and analysing TERN’s Ecosystem Surveillance monitoring data. Users can use the package to directly access plot-based data on vegetation and soils across Australia, with simple function calls to extract the data and merge them into species occurrence matrices for analysis or to calculate things like basal area and fractional cover.
The annual Australia’s Environment products summarise a large amount of observations on the trajectory of our natural resources and ecosystems. Use the data explorer to view and download maps, accounts or charts by region and land use type. The website also has national summary reports and report cards for different types of administrative and geographical regions.
Dr Siddeswara Guru
Mr Gerhard Weis
Ms Wilma Karsdorp
Our research data collection makes it easier for scientists and researchers to investigate and answer their questions by providing them with open data, research and management tools, infrastructure, and site-based research tools.
The TERN Data Discovery Portal provides open access ecosystem data. Our tools support data discovery, analysis, and re-use. The services which we provide facilitate research, education, and management. We maintain a network of monitoring site and sensor data streams for long-term research as part of our research data repository.