The Ecocommons will provide an enhanced computing and analytical capability for earth and environmental researchers.
By providing a common place for multiple disciplines across the environmental science domains (e.g. biodiversity, biosecurity, hydrology, agriculture) with highly sought-after data, community-driven methods and computational resources, the project will enable better collaborations beyond discipline, institutional, and jurisdictional boundaries.
Ecocommons will provide a service-based framework (based on internationally accepted standards) for deploying, orchestrating and re-using science-centric services, such as species distribution models and climate change projections; and will work with researchers to implement transformational scientific analytical workflows using those services.
One of the objectives of this project is to re-engineer existing ecoinformatics solutions, such as those available through the 5-year old BCCVL application, allowing their broader reuse and adoption alongside workflows for new communities (e.g. environmental science, biosecurity, agriculture, and hydrology).
Who is this project for?
- Research organisations
- Infrastructure providers
- Government (state and commonwealth)
What does this project enable?
Interdisciplinary research is one of the key drivers of transformational science. The project will administer a shared, stable and regulated commons providing a springboard for collaboration between scientists across a range of domains.
- Access the Biodiversity and Climate Change Virtual Laboratory (BCCVL)
- Discover the ecocloud platform
- Explore data with the Knowledge Network
- Access programs for ecoscience training and education with ecoEd
- Visit the Atlas of Living Australia (ALA)
- View sensor data at the Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN)