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    • AusCover Facility
      Presentation by: Alex Held – Facility Director
    • Purpose of Facility
      Production and delivery of nationally consistent long‐time series of satellite‐based biophysical map products and next generation remote sensing research data that is validated for Australian conditions.
    • Key Questions being Addressed
      • How, in space and time, have key environmental variables changed over the period of satellite image archives for Australia?
      • Can we measure at regional scales the relative benefits/impacts of legislated environmental management programs on Australia's major land and coastal ecosystems?
      • How accurate are each of the AusCover data sets, and what image and ground-based measurements are necessary to enable them to be used to assess natural and human induced changes or management actions in the environment?
    • Our plan for community engagement
      Operate as Regional Nodes (7), which include partnerships with local ecosystem science and natural resources management bodies.
      Established an “AusCover Users Reference Group” with representatives from major federal and state research agencies and NRM state agencies
      Run regular technical workshops, hosted at all regional nodes
      Operate a dynamic website and data-access portal for AusCover
      Set up a citizen-science portal, linked to the international Group on Earth Observation “GEOWiki Portal”
    • Fostering Stronger Federal and State Linkages
      Work closely with key Commonwealth government operational remote sensing agencies
      Bureau of Meteorology - Melbourne Node co-Lead
      Geosciences Australia – Canberra Node co-Lead
      State agency involvement in many of the regional AusCover Nodes
      QDERM
      NSW DECC
      WA Landgate
      SA DENR
      Federal-, State agency and Academia involvement in AusCover Advisory Group
    • UQ
      iVEC
      Data Fabric
      NCI
      CSIRO
      VPAC
      BoM
      Online
      Source: http://www.aarnet.edu.au
      Coming soon
      Accessing AusCover datasets and products
    • Infrastructure to be Delivered
      Remote Sensing Data Delivery Backbone
      • Issues of data formats, interoperability, data-policy,
      • Physical storage, efficient delivery to end-users etc.
      Data Production Network
      • Nationally-consistent, standard biophysical data products,
      • Metadata and technical support documents
      • Specialised space-borne, airborne & in-situ research-grade data
      Ground Validation Program and Instrumentation
      • Set national standards & field validation protocols,
      • Sites/transects etc.
      • International Benchmarking (eg CEOS WGCV LPV)
    • Datasets
      (1) National/Regional Scale Time-series :
      Green Land-Cover (NDVI-EVI)
      Fractional Cover (green vegetation, non-photosynthetic vegetation, bare ground)
      Fraction Absorbed PAR (Photosynthetically Active Radiation)
      Burnt Area
      Forest cover
      Land Surface Temperature
      Broad Ecosystem Maps
      (2) State-based (to be extended nationally)
      Fraction Projected Cover (FPC)
      (3) In-Situ Validation and TERN SuperSite Information
      Leaf-Area Index
      Vegetation 3D Structure & biomass
      Spectral Reflectance (nadir-corrected)
    • Sample Datasets
      High-Resolution, Field-based
      Measurements
      Low-Resolution, Space-based
      Measurements
      Canopy Lidar Point-Clouds
      Continental Dynamics in Green Cover
    • Interim Product Delivery Plans
    • Acknowledgements
      Bureau of Meteorology – Ian Grant
      RMIT – Simon Jones
      University of Queensland – Kasper Johannsen
      Charles Darwin University – Stefan Maier
      Adelaide University – Megan Lewis
      Curtin University – Merv Lynch
      Geoscience Australia – Medhavy Thankappan
      CSIRO – Tim Malthus
      QDERM, UNSW DCCE – Christian Witte, Peter Scarth
      WA Landgate
      University of Technology Sydney – Alfredo Huete
    • Facility Contact Details
      Alex Held – Director
      and
      Rowena Smith – Facility Coordinator
      CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research
      GPO Box 3023
      Canberra, ACT 2601
      Australia
      Tel.: 61-2-6246 5630
      Fax: 61-2-6246 5988
      Email: alex.held@csiro.au / rowena.smith@csiro.au