TERN is part of Australia’s National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy and was established to measure key terrestrial ecosystem attributes over time from continental scale to field sites at hundreds of representative locations. Researchers can freely access the TERN data and sample collections, tools, and training for environmental and societal impact.
- more than 2500 open access datasets, (including continental-scale gridded remote sensing; soil and landscape products;
plot-based soil and vegetation surveillance monitoring data; and time series flux tower, phenocam and acoustic monitoring sensor data)
- tools that support the discovery, analysis and re-use of data (including a cloud-based virtual desktop to run and share experiments; data submission, harmonisation and retrieval of ecological data tool; data discovery, mapping and visualisation tool)
- services that facilitate research, education and management (including more than 100,000 catalogued plant and soil samples; nationally consistent field methods; guidelines for calibration and validation of remotely-sensed data; and field data collection apps)
-a network of more than 700 ecosystem monitoring sites and sensor data streams available to long-term researchers.
This webinar will provide an insight into the capabilities of TERN and show how you can benefit from this national research infrastructure.