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TERN supports commercialisation success

An Australian commercial remote-sensing product is helping environmental management. TERN’s data provides the validation that makes it all work.

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Director’s Update – May 2022

The 2021 Roadmap recommends step change to create world-leading environmental and climate infrastructure. Welcome to our Newsletter this May – the first since elections in …

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NSW water authority uses TERN data to track property water use

TERN data have provided greater water regulation for the NSW water authority (NRAR), allowing it to track property water usage thanks to complex remote-sensing techniques.

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Long-term flux data reveals role of ecosystems in climate change management

An Australian-New Zealand network of flux monitoring stations has been running for 21 years. A major paper reviewing its data found that global warming will periodically reduce the capacity of ecosystems to take carbon from the atmosphere.

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Federation of Global Ecosystem Research Infrastructure capabilities to address Earth’s grand challenges

The Global Ecosystem Research Infrastructure (GERI) has published its scientific rationale outlining how its federation of capabilities will, for the first time in history, allow scientists to tackle new societally and scientifically relevant questions at the global scale.

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Australian tropical rainforests, far north Queensland. Credit Alexander Shenkin

Climate, Forests and Nature

TERN is now custodian of a remarkable long-term data set from CSIRO that was used by an international team of researchers, including from Australia, for a major study published in the prestigious journal, Nature in May 2022.

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Critical Zone Observatory project kicks off at Calperum

The ARC-LIEF funded Critical Zone Observatory network (OZCZO) has started collecting data in South Australia.

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Australia’s Environment in 2021

Lower temperatures and good rainfall, in part due to La Niña conditions, have supported a strong recovery for Australia’s environment following record hot temperatures, drought and a catastrophic bushfire season two years ago, according to the annual Australia’s Environment Report.

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Director’s Update – March 2022

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.

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Centre Spotlight: The Environment Institute

The final in TERN’s series on ecological research being undertaken across Australia in university centres and institutes focuses on two projects within the University of Adelaide’s Environment Institute, one about understanding agricultural soils and the other, a greener urban future.

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