TERN Ecosystem Data Services and Analytics

TERN Research Data Repository

Simplify your research data collection with the help of the research data repository managed by the Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network. Our collection of ecosystem data includes ecoacustics, bio acoustics, lead area index information and much more. The TERN research data collection provides analysis-ready information that facilitates a wide range of ecological research projects used by scientists and students across Australia and around the world. The resources which we provide, support scientific investigation and reporting in a wide array of research fields – from bioacoustics research to broader scope publications such as the State of Environment Report Australia, to name only a few examples.

Explore Our Ecosystem Data Portals

Explore our research data collection by browsing your areas of interest below.

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

Discover datasets published by TERN’s observing platforms and collaborators. Search geographically, then browse, query and extract the data.

Search and download Leaf Area Index (LAI), Phenocam and Photopoint images.

Search and download acoustic data to study the biodiversity of our sites.

We’ve teamed up with ANU to provide 50 landscape and ecosystem datasets presented graphically.

A virtual desktop environment that enables users to create, execute and share data simulations.

Our user friendly tool to upload your data securely so you can contribute to Australia’s ecological research.

The Soil and Landscape Grid of Australia provides relevant, consistent, comprehensive, nation-wide data in an easily-accessible format. It provides detailed digital maps of the country’s soil and landscape attributes at a finer resolution than ever before in Australia.

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.

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 Australian Cosmic-Ray Neutron Soil Moisture Monitoring Network (CosmOz) delivers soil moisture data for 16 sites over an area of about 30 hectares to depths in the soil of between 10 to 50 cm. In 2020, the CosmOz soil moisture network, which is led by CSIRO, is set to be expanded to 23 sites.

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.

The TERN Wetlands and Riparian Zones Data Portal provides access to relevant national to local remotely-sensed datasets and also facilitates the collation and collection of on-ground data that support validation.

ecocloud provides easy access to large volumes of curated ecosystem science data and tools, a computing platform and resources and tools for innovative research. ecocloud gives you 10GB of persistent storage to keep your code/notebooks so they are ready to go when you start up a server (R or Python environment). It uses the JupyterLabs interface, which includes connections to GitHub, Google Drive and Dropbox.

Meet the Data Services & Analytics Team

Dr Siddeswara Guru

Data Services and Analytics Platform Lead

Mr Gerhard Weis

Solution Architect

Mr Edmond Chuc

Software Developer

Ms Wilma Karsdorp

Senior Software Engineer

Mr Mosheh EliYahu

Software Developer

Mr Javier Sanchez Gonzalez

Software Engineer
Analysis Ready Ecosystem Data

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 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.