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)