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  • 10 Priorities for TERN Stage 2 : TERN Central – Ecosystems Data Portal Plan for Sustaining Long Term Ecosystem Research Long-term Australian Multi-Scale Plot System Ozflux – CO 2 , Energy and Water Fluxes Auscover – Remote Sensing Products & Validation Ecoinformatics – Data Archive and Analysis Scaling and Integration for Ecosystem Models Coastal Ecosystems Soil and Landscape Grid of Australia Australian Centre for Ecological Analysis Synthesis
  • This shows our Environments - Can we also show on this (and all) bases: shallow inshore areas (done) , more vegetation on hills (done) How do we show the NETWORKS (people and data/information systems)? (done) Order of Boxes: Soils, Coasts, Auscover, Ozflux, Multi-Scale Plot Network (replaces ARSN) (done) Overlays: Person icon in each environment link to computer icons in sky area – link to box for TERN portal – call it TERN Portal Inshore coastal areas: bathymetry -- slope less steep, add in some seagrass Ecoinformatics / Scaling modelling – just add buttons for now – SP to think about how to represent those
  • Need to discuss how to modify to: have symbol boxes at top with key variables measured, and ground calibration/validation sites as squares linked to these (<< I need to revisit this to make it clear that there are calibration/validation sites on the ground - DT) Objective : A nationally consistent approach to delivery and calibration of past, current and future satellite image based datasets, and the production of ecosystem science data products designed for Australian conditions.
  • Need to discuss how to modify to: have symbol boxes at top with key variables measured , and each tower linked . Can base of tower be bright yellow so they stand out? Objective : Australian Flux Network will build on an existing network of nine CO 2 flux and micro- meteorological observation sites to expand their coverage to all key biomes in Australia and to provide internationally consistent observations serving the land-surface and ecosystem modelling communities.
  • Objective : This Network will initially be established in rangeland environments by adding 1800 reference sites to establish a baseline condition for assessment of ecosystem changes. This will build on the existing Australian collaborative rangelands information system (ACRIS) and AusLTER.
  • Parameters : Meteorology and fluxes (hourly averages) Vegetation (daily to annual) Faunal monitoring (daily to annual) Soils and Hydrology (hourly to decadal) Landscape Water (hourly to annual)
  • Need to discuss how to modify to: have symbol boxes at top with key coastal variables measured People working in coastal environments – bathymetry (done) – coastline and shoreline Coastcams – nearshore water quality remote sensing – turtle database Ocean surface – split into three sections – one of these a contour map showing bathymetry (done) – one of these a spatial water quality/ocean colour map – turtle database: multiple turtles under the surface + turtles on beach (done)
  • Add in two more super-sites (one in behind estuary with sandbar and house – urban coastal environment – one in grassland area on far right) Need to discuss how to modify to: have symbol boxes at top with key super-site variables measured Objectives : The concept of a super-site, links specific site based on observations at specific sites (flux, vegetation AusPlots etc) with transects and regional surveys to provide the scaling from point to region. This investment has been enabled by Queensland State co-investment to commence establishment of exemplars of super-sites in the Peri Urban Node in SE Queensland and the Rainforest Biodiversity Node in northern Queensland
  • Phinn TERN Principles and Strategic PLan

    1. 1. TERN’s Principles and Strategic Plan 2011 TERN Symposium
    2. 2. <ul><li>Presentation Aim </li></ul><ul><li>Access to, and Sharing of Ecosystem Data & Knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>TERN’s Principles </li></ul><ul><li>TERN’s Objectives & Driving Questions </li></ul><ul><li>TERN’s Facilities </li></ul><ul><li>TERN’s Strategic Plan(s) </li></ul><ul><li>– Valuing and Sustaining Long Term Ecosystem Research </li></ul>TERN’s Principles and Strategic Plan
    3. 3. <ul><li>Presentation Aim </li></ul><ul><li>To demonstrate how TERN is establishing a network of ecosystem scientists, managers and infrastructure in Australia for the purposes of collecting, storing and sharing research data sets and knowledge. </li></ul>
    4. 4. <ul><li>Presentation Aim </li></ul><ul><li>Access to, and Sharing of Ecosystem Data & Knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>TERN’s Principles </li></ul><ul><li>TERN’s Objectives & Driving Questions </li></ul><ul><li>TERN’s Facilities </li></ul><ul><li>TERN’s Strategic Plan(s) </li></ul><ul><li>– Valuing and Sustaining Long Term Ecosystem Research </li></ul>TERN’s Principles and Strategic Plan
    5. 5. <ul><li>Good ecosystem science and management requires access to long –term DATA </li></ul>Source: Longstaff, B.J., T.J.B. Carruthers, W.C. Dennison, T.R. Lookingbill, J.M. Hawkey, J.E. Thomas, E.C. Wicks, and J. Woerner (eds) Integrating and applying science: A handbook for effective coastal ecosystem assessment. IAN Press, Cambridge, Maryland.U.S.A.,
    6. 6. <ul><li>Open access to ecosystem data (and meta-data) is essential </li></ul>
    7. 7. <ul><li>Sharing data and knowledge to build capacity to “monitor” key ecosystem properties and answer key questions </li></ul><ul><li>#1: ACEAS Research fellow </li></ul><ul><li>Mapping land-cover and function change (R.Thackway): </li></ul><ul><li>Combining field records, historic maps and image data </li></ul>1962 Source: Fig 3 http://143.188.17.20/data/warehouse/brsShop/data/workshop_16_thackway.pdf
    8. 8. <ul><li>Sharing data and knowledge to build capacity to “monitor” key ecosystem properties and answer key questions </li></ul><ul><li>#1: ACEAS Research fellow </li></ul><ul><li>Mapping land-cover and function change (R.Thackway): </li></ul><ul><li>Combining field records, historic maps and image data </li></ul>1962 Source: Fig 3 http://143.188.17.20/data/warehouse/brsShop/data/workshop_16_thackway.pdf
    9. 9. <ul><li>Sharing data and knowledge to build capacity to “monitor” key ecosystem properties and answer key questions </li></ul><ul><li>#2: State to national scale biomass estimation (methods + products): </li></ul>Source: Joint Remote Sensing Research program (J.Armston) TERN Auscover Field based biomass survey data set Lidar and ground based lidar Imaging radar data sets Imaging radar correction Imaging radar + field biomass for biomass mapping algorithm development Validated State-wide biomass maps + science publications
    10. 10. <ul><li>Presentation Aim </li></ul><ul><li>Access to, and Sharing of Ecosystem Data & Knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>TERN’s Principles </li></ul><ul><li>TERN’s Objectives & Driving Questions </li></ul><ul><li>TERN’s Facilities </li></ul><ul><li>TERN’s Strategic Plan(s) </li></ul><ul><li>– Valuing and Sustaining Long Term Ecosystem Research </li></ul>TERN’s Principles and Strategic Plan
    11. 11. <ul><li>TERN’s Principles: </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding and advancing our understanding of Australia’s ecosystems and the challenges they face, requires : </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing of knowledge and data in appropriate ways. </li></ul><ul><li>A “network” of like-minded scientists with common requirements for quality assured, archived long term data sets, and the capacity to act collaboratively to request research and infrastructure funding </li></ul><ul><li>Individual ecosystem scientists being willing to share their knowledge and data, based on the understanding that it is contributing to the collective benefit of the ecosystem </li></ul>
    12. 12. <ul><li>TERN’s Principles continued: </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding and advancing our understanding of Australia’s ecosystems and the challenges they face, requires : </li></ul><ul><li>d. Recognition that TERN is being built as a resource to be shared by the ecosystem science community; </li></ul><ul><li>e. TERN data sets to be shared and used under proper licensing conditions that enable free and public access, but enables the data user and contributor to advance their work. </li></ul>
    13. 13. <ul><li>TERN’s principles cover a range of ecosystems and other NCRIS environmental data facilities: </li></ul>
    14. 14. <ul><li>Presentation Aim </li></ul><ul><li>Access to, and Sharing of Ecosystem Data & Knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>TERN’s Principles </li></ul><ul><li>TERN’s Objectives & Driving Questions </li></ul><ul><li>TERN’s Facilities </li></ul><ul><li>TERN’s Strategic Plan(s) </li></ul><ul><li>– Valuing and Sustaining Long Term Ecosystem Research </li></ul>TERN’s Principles and Strategic Plan
    15. 15. TERN’s primary objective, is to provide: … .the network and resources to enable sustained, long-term collection, storage and sharing of ecosystem data to meet terrestrial ecosystem science and management needs in Australia. (NCRIS TERN Investment Plan, 2008)
    16. 16. Science questions driving TERN and its facilities:
    17. 17. Science questions driving TERN and its facilities:
    18. 18. Science questions driving TERN and its facilities:
    19. 19. <ul><li>Current NCRIS + EIF Super-science funding for TERN </li></ul>
    20. 20. <ul><li>Presentation Aim </li></ul><ul><li>Access to, and Sharing of Ecosystem Data & Knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>TERN’s Principles </li></ul><ul><li>TERN’s Objectives & Driving Questions </li></ul><ul><li>TERN’s Facilities </li></ul><ul><li>TERN’s Strategic Plan(s) </li></ul><ul><li>– Valuing and Sustaining Long Term Ecosystem Research </li></ul>TERN’s Principles and Strategic Plan
    21. 21. <ul><li>TERN – Facility Structure </li></ul>
    22. 22. 12 OzFlux Coasts Eco-Informatics Multi-scale Plot Systems Soils ACEAS Scaling – Integrating – Modelling AusCover Strategic Data collection and distribution Use of data Integrating data into knowledge and management TERN Office& Data Portal TERN overview
    23. 23. Data collection and distribution: TERN Portal Supersites Plot networks OzFlux AusCover Coasts Soils AusPlots Multi-Scale Plot Network Scaling/Modelling Ecoinformatics ACEAS TERN Portal
    24. 24. Data collection and distribution: AusCover Click symbol for more detail Soils Supersites Plot networks AusCover AusPlots Multi-Scale Plot Network Scaling/Modelling Ecoinformatics ACEAS TERN Portal Coasts OzFlux
    25. 25. Data collection and distribution: OzFlux – CO 2 , Energy and Water Fluxes Click symbol for more detail Soils Supersites Plot networks OzFlux AusCover AusPlots Multi-Scale Plot Network Scaling/Modelling Ecoinformatics ACEAS TERN Portal Coasts
    26. 26. Data collection and distribution: Multi-scale plot network: AusPlots Back to TERN-level diagram
    27. 27. Data collection and distribution: Multi-scale plot network: LTER Plot Networks Back to TERN-level diagram
    28. 28. Data collection and distribution: Multi-scale plot network: Supersites Back to TERN-level diagram
    29. 29. Data collection and distribution: Coastal Ecosystems Click symbol for more detail Soils Supersites Plot networks OzFlux AusCover Coasts AusPlots Multi-Scale Plot Network Scaling/Modelling Ecoinformatics ACEAS TERN Portal
    30. 30. Data collection and distribution: Soil and Landscape Grid of Australia Back to TERN-level diagram Click symbol for more detail Supersites Plot networks OzFlux AusCover Coasts Soils AusPlots Multi-Scale Plot Network Scaling/Modelling Ecoinformatics ACEAS TERN Portal
    31. 31. Data collection and distribution: Ecoinformatics Soils Supersites Plot networks AusPlots Multi-Scale Plot Network Scaling/Modelling Ecoinformatics ACEAS TERN Portal Coasts OzFlux AusCover
    32. 32. Soils Supersites Plot networks AusPlots Multi-Scale Plot Network Scaling/Modelling Ecoinformatics ACEAS TERN Portal Coasts OzFlux AusCover Integration and Synthesis: Scaling and Integration for Ecosystem Models
    33. 33. Integration and Synthesis: Australian Centre for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (ACEAS) Soils Supersites Plot networks AusPlots Multi-Scale Plot Network Scaling/Modelling Ecoinformatics ACEAS TERN Portal Coasts OzFlux AusCover Scientists from the wider ecosystem science community International community
    34. 34. (3) TERN research infrastructure 2011-2014 Project Plan Establish/Engage Community(ies) Design infrastructure Data portal (data, meta-data, processes) Data Licensing Build + Deploy Infrastructure Deliver Data on portal Develop and implement long-term sustainability plans. TERN Portal ACEAS Ecoinformatics Auscover Ozflux Multi-scale Plot Network Coasts Soils Scaling, Integration and modelling
    35. 35. <ul><li>Presentation Aim </li></ul><ul><li>Access to, and Sharing of Ecosystem Data & Knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>TERN’s Principles </li></ul><ul><li>TERN’s Objectives & Driving Questions </li></ul><ul><li>TERN’s Facilities </li></ul><ul><li>TERN’s Strategic Plan(s) </li></ul><ul><li>– Valuing and Sustaining Long Term Ecosystem Research </li></ul>TERN’s Principles and Strategic Plan
    36. 37. <ul><li>Work in Progress: </li></ul><ul><li>TERN Strategic Plan, 2011-2014 and Beyond </li></ul><ul><li>Core Business </li></ul><ul><li>Infrastructure for Pure and Applied Research </li></ul><ul><li>TERN’s focus is on understanding, monitoring and managing Australian ecosystems. </li></ul><ul><li>Community engagement </li></ul><ul><li>A broad range of users will be able to access research on biophysical components of Australia’s ecosystems; to understand their composition and how they are changing over time. </li></ul><ul><li>Operational management </li></ul><ul><li>TERN Central will serve as the single entry point to TERN for the public and for key users of TERN data in the ecosystem science community in Australia and internationally and ecosystem management programs in Australia at national and state levels. </li></ul><ul><li>Developing and Supporting Long-term Ecosystem Research </li></ul><ul><li>To ensure its sustainability, TERN will migrate to other spheres and seek alternative funding sources and revenue streams as it works towards its vision of 2014 and beyond. </li></ul>
    37. 38. Key statement from the discussion paper: “ Long-term and standardised observations of our environment are perhaps the most important contribution research infra-structure can make to support our understanding of how our environment is changing. This was a priority in the 2006 and 2008 Roadmaps and remains the top priority.” (DIISR, 2011: 13)
    38. 39. Questions? Professor Stuart Phinn [email_address] www.tern.org.au

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