Desired Outcome by 2035
National, interoperable data services for publishing ecosystem sensor and observation data as high value resources for forecasting, managing and reporting biodiversity and ecosystem changes.
Anita Smyth (Coordinator) and Glenda Wardle.
The Data Resources Working Group was formed through an open Expression of Interest in September 2015. It meets via teleconference and emails on a needs basis for input and feedback on the Council’s submissions and other activities that maximise the use of data resources generated by ecosystem science.
The membership of the Working Group is:
|Dr Anita Smyth||WG Chair, Member of the Ecosystem Science Council,
The University of Adelaide
|Dr Elisabeth Bui||CSIRO|
|Ms Claire deLacy||formerly TERN|
|Dr Serryn Eagleson||AURIN|
|Dr Bradley Evans||University of Sydney|
|Dr Rebecca Pirzl||Atlas of Living Australia, CSIRO|
|Dr Ben Roudnew||Department of the Environment and Energy|
|Dr Peter Scarth||The University of Queensland|
|Ms Tina Schroeder||Murdoch University, TERN|
|Mr Jeff Tranter||formerly Department of the Environment and Energy|
|Prof Glenda Wardle||The University of Sydney,
Chair of the Ecosystem Science Council
|Mr Gavin Winter||Queensland University of Technology|
|Dr Andre Zerger||Atlas of Living Australia|
Mr Matt Miles (Principal Advisor) at the Department of Environment and Water, South Australia advises the Working Group on a needs basis.
The Council acknowledges the contribution of the Working Group for volunteering expertise in ways that makes the most of ecosystem science information and data.
Information about the responsibilities, roles, tasks, membership criteria and the selection process are detailed in the Council’s Terms of Reference.
Priorities to 2020
- Review the capabilities of environmental data infrastructure and its advances to harness ecosystem science data to meet the essential knowledge and data needs of Australia’s ecosystem science community and related environmental disciplines; and
- Produce a community-wide statement on ‘high value’ ecosystem data and guidelines to encourage flexible, FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable, reusable) data infrastructure for greater reuse.
For more information, please contact Anita Smyth.