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External platform testing to begin 29 November

Nov 19, 2021

Webinar and commencement of external testing

Mon, 29 November 2021

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM AEST:  3 PM Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra

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If you can’t make the webinar but want to start testing, sign up here and we will send out a link to allow you to start testing, a recording of the webinar, and some information to get you started will be sent to you after 30 November.

About the Webinar

Curious about running species distribution models in a point and click environment or running your R or Python code in the cloud?

Do you want to be an EcoCommons Pioneer in testing a new digital modelling platform?

The EcoCommons platform is now available for early testing. We really would love your help in identifying any bugs, and we want to hear how the platform could be improved. We know this early release version will need improvement before it is released publicly in November 2022, but if you provide feedback now you can help shape EcoCommons Australia to meet your needs. With your help, EcoCommons can become the platform of choice for modelling and analysing environmental challenges.

In this webinar, we will introduce the EcoCommons team who are building the EcoCommons platform. We will also demonstrate the functionality of the platform and give you access, so you can start testing with your own models.

Who is it for?

This event is open to anyone who wants to test the EcoCommons platform. Help us shape the platform to meet your needs and the needs of other ecological modellers.

This webinar will be recorded and shared by EcoCommons Australia with our registered platform testers. If you have registered to become an EcoCommons Pioneer, we encourage you to attend on the day as our team will be answering your questions live.

Who is speaking?

Dr Elisa Bayraktarov, Program Manager at EcoCommons, co-leader of the Threatened Species Index project, conservation scientist & data diplomat.

Dr Rob Clemens, Change and Communication Manager at EcoCommons, is an expert in ornithology and spatial modelling.

Dr Emilia Decker, Support and Training Officer at EcoCommons, users’ best friend when it comes to solving problems.


We will have a few presentations and an interactive Q&A session during the 1-hour webinar. We will start with:

Acknowledgement of country and overview of webinar session (Elisa)

Introducing the EcoCommons program (Elisa)

Introducing the EcoCommons team (Team)

Showcasing EcoCommons platform and its functionality (Rob)

Platform testing: why, what and how (Emilia)

People are then welcome to stay on for an interactive session, where you can ask us questions.

EcoCommons respects the privacy of individuals. Information collected is in accordance with the Privacy Policy of Griffith University.

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If you are interested, but can’t make the webinar, sign up to become a platform tester and we will send the recording and all the information around testing after the webinar.

If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with our friendly Support Team.


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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