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Huge interest in collaborating with EcoCommons

Jan 19, 2022


EcoCommons has attracted growing interest in collaboration in recent months from a diverse group of organisations.

While Biosecurity Commons remains our closest collaboration, there is growing interest from other research platforms in sharing solution architecture and software functionality. AURIN, AgReFed, and Biocommons are interested in continuing discussions, while collaboration with ARDC’s Interactive Analytics Initiative has allowed the JupyterHub installation developed by Arve and the software engineers to be turned into a national service for everyone.

EcoCommons’ first use case on the impacts of bushfires on species habitat was recently presented by Professor Shawn Laffan at the MODSIMconference.

Use case discussions with Marxan / WWF Australia / The Nature Conservancy have continued to explore ways in which species distribution model outputs can be used to inform the spatial optimisation of additional reserve locations in Queensland. So far we are exchanging training materials and planning for joint promotion.

Ecosounds have provided a user story that integrates functionality from both their platform and EcoCommons. We look forward to exploring this further.

This year we are also looking forward to continuing our use case discussions with IMOS / AODN / IMAS and AURIN.

Excitingly, Professor Brendan Mackey has also recently put EcoCommons in touch with the United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre to explore potential collaborations.

Our partners

  • Australian Research Data Commons
  • National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy
  • EcoCommons Australia received investment ( from the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC). The ARDC is funded by the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS).

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