Science Symposium program released 

Register for free and hear from emerging and established environmental scientists, technologists and managers on creating meaningful outcomes across ecosystems, community, industry and government.
On 5-6 July, TERN is bringing together thought-provoking ecosystem researchers and diverse audiences from around Australia and across the globe to provide a platform for the integration of exciting, yet currently disparate, sets of advances in ecosystem science occurring in Australia and worldwide.  The Symposium’s diverse program offers participants a chance to learn, network, and engage with issues across the full ecological data continuum.

We invite you to join us for the 2021 TERN Science Symposium.  Everyone who shares a passion for ecosystem science is welcome to participate. The event is free and will be hosted online – so anyone, anywhere, can join. Registrants will have access to the Symposium recordings after the event and a copy of papers.

From the challenges and achievements in ecosystem monitoring, including standardising field survey methods and advances in remote sensing and citizen science initiatives, to generating near real-time, continent-wide prediction models, and so much more, participants will hear from our emerging and established ecosystem science researchers, including some from abroad, speak on a diverse range of topics.

There will also be presentations on the creation of a bushfire data commons and a project that’s hoping to building a DNA barcode library for all named Australian species.

“Australia has lacked the substantive forum that brings together ecosystem science – knowledge and management – across many disciplines and knowledge systems, required to understand how and why the environment is changing.  TERN’s Science Symposium fills this gap and I look forward to it becoming a regular part of Australia’s science calendar.”

 Professor Stuart Phinn, University of Queensland, Day 2 Keynote Speaker

In keeping with the TERN values of knowledge-sharing and support of research leadership, these talks have national benefit.

Whether they start new transdisciplinary collaborations, inform policy, land management and conservation efforts, or create opportunities for jobs and commercialisation, they each have the potential to create outcomes across community, industry and government.

In his keynote address, Professor Stuart Phinn will speak on the effective transition from research to operations for government and industry and the roles of national research infrastructure.

“Most importantly, the symposium shows the essential and intrinsic benefits that Australian National Collaborative Research Infrastructure provides to working effectively across jurisdictions and disciplines, to develop and deliver essential data, information, services and knowledge in forms that can be used in governments, industries and communities to sustain the environment and human activities in it.”

Professor Stuart Phinn, University of Queensland

The symposium is also a platform for sharing new ideas on data systems innovation.  It will feature talks on removing barriers to the access, analysis and curation of data; correcting data errors in time series observations; and providing in-demand data tools for researchers and industry.

There will also be ample opportunities for interdisciplinary discussion and collaboration.

We hope you can join TERN and our wonderful speakers in early July!

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