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Our Prizes

NCRIS Data (Bounty Prize)

The most innovative use of NCRIS data collections and infrastructure.

Paddock to Plate Hack (Major Prize)

This category is all about Australia’s paddock to plate industries. Can you discover insights about Australia’s farming, transport, produce, and exports industries? What opportunities exist? Can we harness environmental data to support premium crops? Perhaps you can connect farmers with markets. Concepts could support regional development and communities to support our agriculture communities. How do we spread the word about premium exports or solve wicked infrastructure challenges. Anything goes as long as is supports paddock to plate industries.

Our Mentors

Siddeswara Guru

TERN Data Integration and Synthesis Coordinator

Our Featured Datasets

Advanced Ecological Knowledge Observation System data (Australian plant and animal data)

The ÆKOS system is primarily focused on systematically collected terrestrial ecosystem data using plot-based collection methods. These data are useful for reliable testing of fundamental ecosystem hypotheses. Ì KOS stores the plot-based data and Information that describes the data and its coll...

Atlas of Living Australia

The Atlas of Living Australia contains a massive amount of biodiversity data collated by Australian scientific communities and citizen scientists. Tons of geospatially located species occurrences, info on those species. The ALA also has an extensive set of APIs for downloading and uploading da...

Desert Ecology Plot Network: Mammal Abundance Plot-data, Simpson Desert, Western Queensland, 1990-2011

This mammal abundance trap data package comprises capture data for a specified duration of trapping nights in the Simpson Desert, Western Queensland. Captured mammal fauna were identified and recaptures during the same session were removed (i.e. individuals were only counted once).

Monthly daily average vapour pressure: ANUClimate 1.0, 0.01 degree, Australian Coverage, 1970-2012

Monthly mean daily vapour pressure of each month, for the Australian continent between 1970-2012. Daily vapour pressure regulates evaporation rates and water need and use. Modelled using ANUSPLIN Version 4.5. Citation: Michael Hutchinson, Jennifer Kesteven, Tingbao Xu, 2014. Monthly daily aver...

Monthly daily incident solar radiation: ANUClimate 1.0, 0.01 degree, Australian Coverage, 1970-2012

Mean daily incident solar radiation of each month, for the Australian continent between 1970-2012. Monthly solar radiation regulates rates of plant growth. Modelled by expressing observed monthly solar radiation as normalised anomalies with respect to a standard Angstrom equation that expresse...

Monthly daily maximum temperature: ANUClimate 1.0, 0.01 degree, Australian Coverage, 1970-2012

Mean daily maximum temperature of each month, for the Australian continent between 1970-2012. Daily temperature regulates rates of plant growth and determines critical conditions such as frost on flowering and fruiting. Modelled by expressing each monthly value as a difference anomaly with res...

Monthly daily minimum temperature: ANUClimate 1.0, 0.01 degree, Australian Coverage, 1970-2012

Mean daily minimum temperature of each month, for the Australian continent between 1970-2012. Daily temperature regulates rates of plant growth and determines critical conditions such as frost on flowering and fruiting. Modelled by expressing each monthly value as a difference anomaly with res...

Monthly total precipitation: ANUClimate 1.0, 0.01 degree, Australian Coverage, 1970-2012

Monthly total precipitation of each month, for the Australian continent between 1970-2012. Monthly rainfall totals are useful for estimation of soil moisture for plant growth and surface runoff via soil water balance modelling. Modelled by expressing each monthly value as a normalised anomaly ...

Our Data Portals

Atlas of Living Australia

The Atlas of Living Australia contains a massive amount of biodiversity data collated by Australian scientific communities and citizen scientists. Tons of geospatially located species occurrences, info on those species. The ALA also has an extensive set of APIs for downloading and uploading data.

Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network

TERN contains a wide variety of ecosystem datasets including plants, animals, ecological dynamics, fresh water and estuarine ecosystems, soils, agriculture, oceans and coasts, climate, human-nature interaction, and energy, water and gas.


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