Australia’s natural environment is under increasing pressure from climate change, over-exploitation and competing demands. Managing our environmental resources sustainably is of major importance to governments, industries and communities. Data is a vital element for making timely, effective decisions.
The CSIRO Environmental Informatics Group is working to harness this data and information by developing new tools and methods so that:
- Environmental research, policy development and management are not constrained by a lack of access to data or information
- Information can be efficiently and effectively discovered and accessed, as and when its needed, in a form that is useful
- Decisions about environmental resources are based on defensible, clear, consistent and current information.