EcoAssets is a collaboration between three NCRIS-funded national infrastructures – the Atlas of Living Australia (ALA), the Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS), and the Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN) – as well as the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) and the Australian Government.

Atlas of Living Australia (ALA)

The Atlas of Living Australia (ALA) aggregates evidence of the distribution of Australian plant and animal species, bringing together data from museum specimens, field surveys, citizen science observations, molecular sequencing and literature. There are currently over 101 million freely available records held in the ALA.

Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS)

The Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS) operates a wide range of observing equipment throughout Australia’s coastal and open oceans, covering physical, chemical and biological variables. IMOS provides over 950 million freely available recorded ocean measurements.

Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN)

TERN Australia advances research on anthropogenic impacts on land-based Australian ecosystems through provision of open access, standardised and integrated time-series data from its remote sensing, field observation and sensor monitoring across the continent.

Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC)

The Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) enables the Australian research community and industry access to nationally significant, data-intensive digital research infrastructure, platforms, skills and collections of high-quality data. The EcoAssets project received investment (​​) from ​Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC)​, funded by ​The National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy​ (NCRIS).

Australian Government

Delivering the State of the Environment Report every five years, the Australian Government oversees national environmental interests in a broad range of areas such as environment and heritage, water resources, biosecurity, agriculture and the Antarctic.

The National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS)

The ALA, IMOS, TERN and ARDC are made possible with funding from The National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS).

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