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Phinn TERN Principles and Strategic PLan

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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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