The following item is from the Atlas of Living Australia blog.
- Delivering maximum impact for Australia: enhancing relationships between scientists and end-users.
- Supporting long-term research
- Enabling ecosystem surveillance
- Making the most of data resources*
- Inspiring a generation: empowering the public with knowledge and opportunities
- Facilitating coordination, collaboration and leadership
*The priority, Making the most of data resources, is most relevant to the Atlas of Living Australia–
“Sustained infrastructure and capacity for consistent collection, publication and archiving of ecosystem science data sets and meta-data in standard, easily accessible formats in publicly accessible websites. Australia needs sustained infrastructure and capacity-building to maintain and facilitate the publication of and access to ecosystem science data. We can get better value from our collective data resources by properly describing and storing data in ways that enable discovery, access and re-use. Significant gains have been made in recent years, but there is currently no coordinated national strategy for collecting, storing and accessing core ecosystem science data across terrestrial, aquatic and atmospheric domains. Moving Australian ecosystem science to a position of open access to both historical and current data can enable research communities to build time series at a scale well beyond that which they could achieve individually. Synthesis, analysis and modelling of collective data will help to deliver essential outputs for government, industry and society.”