Environmental Information Products and Services Directory

Land

Land

The products and services listed on this page cover our land, its activities and inhabitants. This includes the characteristics of Australia's plants and animals, ecosystems, and land use activities (e.g., land management, energy production, agriculture and waste disposal).

The products and services listed below include links to relevant custodians. Refer to the acronym list for departments, agencies and organisations.

This mobile phone application presents key economic indicators, census data, and the Australian population clock.
ABS
AGSURF contains survey data and financial, physical and socioeconomic information for the broadacre and dairy sectors from 1990-2012.
Department of Agriculture ABARES
These annual reports are compendiums of historical statistics covering the agriculture, fisheries, food and forestry sectors. They provide a set of comprehensive statistical tables on Australian and world process, production, consumption, stocks and trade for nearly 20 commodities.
Department of Agriculture ABARES
The Atlas of Living Australia is a national initiative to bring together information, and in particular research data, about Australian plants, animals, fungi and microorganisms. This assists in recording, managing and analysing biodiversity data.
CSIRO | Australian Government
The AuScope platform enables an integrated approach to geoscience through investments in technology, data and knowledge infrastructure. It aims to assist Australian researchers in monitoring and understanding the structure and evolution of the Australian Continent.
Australian Government
AusCover provides a national network and a data delivery service for provision of Australian biophysical remote sensing data time-series, continental-scale map products, and selected high-resolution datasets over Terrestrial Ecosystems Research Network sites.
CSIRO | TERN
The rainfall and river conditions website provides rainfall and river data collected for flood warning purposes from a network of stations across Australia.
BoM
Australia's Virtual Herbarium provides access to plant, algae and fungi specimen data held by Australian herbaria.
ALA
The Australian Antarctic Data Centre website provides online access to a broad range of scientific information about Antarctica.
Department of the Environment
The Australian Biological Resources Study provides online taxonomic and biological information on species known to occur in Australia.
Department of the Environment
This web portal provides tools and secure information services for biosecurity researchers to collaborate and integrate research, surveillance, diagnostics and emergency response activities.
CSIRO
This scheme manages the collation of data on threatened and migratory bird and bat species. Users can search the database, become a bander and find out why banding is used.
Department of the Environment
The Australian Collaborative Land Evaluation Program provides the framework and focus for the collection, collation, management, dissemination and analysis of nationally consistent, integrated data and information on soil and land resources.
CSIRO | Department of Agriculture
The knowledge hub provides research, resources and news relevant to emergency management. It includes statistics and information, photos, video and media about past disaster events.
Attorney-General's Department
Australian Forest and Wood Products Statistics provides quarterly and annual data on the consumption, production, import and exports of wood and paper products.
Department of Agriculture ABARES
The AGOS infrastructure will enable collection of new baseline data including surface geospatial and subsurface imaging and monitoring data, to provide better long-term management of crustal services, particularly in Australia's energy-rich sedimentary basins.
AuScope
The Australian Heritage Database contains information about more than 20,000 natural, historic and Indigenous places.
Department of the Environment
The Australian Heritage Places Inventory contains summary information about places listed in State, Territory and Commonwealth Heritage Registers and Lists.
Department of the Environment
The Australian Natural Resources Data Library allows users to search all datasets used in the Australian Natural Resources Atlas, which provides online access to information to support natural resource management.
Department of Agriculture ABARES
ASRIS provides online information on soil and land resources in a consistent format across Australia. It includes general descriptions of soil types and landforms across the continent and information relating to soil attributes such as depth, water storage, carbon and erosion.
CSIRO
The Australian Wetlands Database provides access to online information on the values of nationally important wetlands across Australia.
Department of the Environment
The Australian bathymetry and topography grid, June 2009 is a downloadable consistent, high-quality 9 arc second bathymetric grid for Australian waters.
GA
Climate Change in Australia shows how Australia's climate may change in the future. Climate change projections are available for low, mid-range and high greenhouse gas scenarios - drawing on scenarios developed for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fourth Assessment Report.
BoM | CSIRO
This package includes a database of observations collected at ground cover reference sites between July 2010 and February 2013, and instructions for use of the data.
Department of Agriculture ABARES
Before the Storm is an educational game for middle year students designed to get them thinking about storm preparation and disaster resilience.
Attorney-General's Department
The Biodiversity Volunteer Portal uses the power of online volunteers to digitise biodiversity data that is locked up in biodiversity collections, field notebooks and survey sheets.
ALA
The Biosecurity Bulletin is a monthly, online newsletter providing information on how biosecurity is managed overseas, at the border and within Australia by the Department of Agriculture.
Department of Agriculture
The botanical databases website provides links to databases which provide information about Australia's flora.
Australian National Botanic Gardens
This monthly e-newsletter snapshot summarises the most interesting and exciting science news stories and events of the month.
CSIRO
The Chemical Monitoring Database provides a snapshot of chemical monitoring activities in Australia. It contains details of the monitoring activities and where results and reports can be obtained.
Department of the Environment
The Climate Change Adaptation Information Hub will provide an interactive information hub to improve local, regional and national climate change adaptation responses. It will increase the accessibility of existing climate change adaptation data and facilitate the input, analysis and dissemination of new data and knowledge.
Australian National Data Service | Griffith University | Queensland Cyber Infrastructure Foundation
This website provides information on the science of climate change and climate variability. It includes climate updates, trend maps and information about relevant datasets.
BoM
Meteorological analyses for Australia were generated as a contribution to the Australian Water Availability Project. They include rainfall, temperature, vapour pressure, solar exposure and the Normalised Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) over time periods ranging from daily, weekly, monthly to 3-yearly.
BoM
The Collaborative Australian Protected Area Database contains information on the conservation of biodiversity in protected areas throughout Australia.
Department of the Environment
This web-based mapping tool presents location maps of biologically important areas for Australia's marine protected species.
Department of the Environment
Discover Information Geographically allows the user to discover what information the Department holds on a particular topic of interest or for an area of interest. Entries currently cover data and publications, but will be extended to incorporate map services and printed maps.
Department of the Environment
The Drought Statement provides a monthly summary of rainfall deficiencies in Australia.
BoM
The earth observation and satellite imagery website provides a starting point for earth observation services, advice and information.
GA
A web summary of earthquake activity is presented for Australia and its surrounding regions using maps.
GA
This publication presents information on factors that affect energy use including dwelling structure, insulation type and electrical appliances within households.
ABS
This publication presents information on people's views and practices related to environmental issues; including personal water and electricity use, waste collection and disposal, and voluntary environmental involvement.
ABS
The e-Atlas is a website and mapping system for presenting environmental research data and information on the Great Barrier Reef and terrestrial tropical ecosystems.
AIMS
eXchange is an electronic newsletter about environmental information activity with a focus on Australian Government developments, including strategic activities, new and existing products and services and major events.
BoM
envstats is the environment statistics newsletter of United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD). It provides information about the activities of the UNSD and developments elsewhere in the field of environment statistics.
UNSD
This website and database provides information on vertebrate pests within Australia and New Zealand. Tools include a searchable database, decision support tools, teaching resources and maps. The website also provides access to the PestSmart Toolkit–information and guidance on best-practice invasive animal management on several key vertebrate pest species.
IACRC
Fire weather warnings are issued when the weather conditions are conducive to the spread of dangerous bushfires.
BoM
This mobile phone application provides information on current fire incidents and total fire bans across NSW and the ACT.
NSW Rural Fire Service
Forests Australia contains up-to-date information on Australia's forests–from links to forest management organisations and institutions to the forest-related publications, maps and tools.
Department of Agriculture ABARES
Frost potential maps show forecast low temperature thresholds for various Australian weather station locations. This is a trial service.
BoM
A number of mobile phone apps are available from the Grains Research and Development Corporation covering winter cereal nutrition, field peas, insect and weed identification, and climate data.
GRDC
This publication provides information on the gross value of agricultural commodities produced with the assistance of irrigation.
ABS
The Ground Cover Monitoring project aims to develop and implement a nationally agreed, reliable and cost-effective basis for measuring and mapping groundcover using satellite imagery.
Department of Agriculture ABARES
The indigenous weather knowledge website displays seasonal weather calendars, developed over thousands of years by Indigenous communities.
BoM
This publication provides detailed information on major agricultural activities, land use, and key land management practices.
ABS
This website contains information about land use, land management practices and land cover mapping in Australia, access to national classification systems, technical reports supporting mapping work, and analysis of land information.
Department of Agriculture ABARES
Measures of Australia's Progress presents key statistical measures that demonstrate change and progress in areas including society, the economy and environment.
ABS
The Monitor is an online tool that delivers a broad range of climatic, production, biophysical and economic information, for various regions throughout Australia.
Department of Agriculture ABARES
This software provides the ability to analyse large amounts of spatial information and conduct spatial information assessments.
Department of Agriculture ABARES
This website provides information about the Basin Plan–a coordinated approach and framework for water use across the Murray-Darling Basin's four States and the ACT.
MDBA
This mobile phone application can be used to search for information about heritage sites, wetlands, national parks and protected plants and animals in any Australian location.
Department of the Environment
This repository is designed as an open access digital archive for publically-funded information derived from Australian Government investments in natural resource management activities.
Australian Government
The National Dynamic Land Cover Dataset of Australia provides a nationally consistent and thematically comprehensive land cover reference for Australia.
GA | Department of Agriculture ABARES
This portal provides access to digital elevation data on Australia's landforms and seabed.
GA
The National Pollutant Inventory database presents annual information of emissions of 93 key pollutants to the air, water and land from industry facilities, and information on waste transfers from facilities.
Department of the Environment
The National Vegetation Information System provides information on the extent and distribution of vegetation types in Australian landscapes.
Department of the Environment
National Waste Reports are published every 3 years and detail current and future trends in waste and resource recovery.
Department of the Environment
The Native Vegetation Condition Tool provides a consistent national approach to assessing vegetation condition. It employs the national framework established with the states which orders native vegetation by degree of anthropogenic modification as a series of condition states.
Department of Agriculture ABARES
This e-newsletter provides a summary of activities from the Northern Australia Hub of the National Environmental Research program.
NERP Northern
This mobile phone application allows users to retrieve lists and details of species recorded within an area. Users can submit species occurrence records with an image to the Atlas of Living Australia, and view the latest images added to the Atlas.
ALA
OzCoasts provides comprehensive information, modelling and tools about Australia's coastal areas, including the impacts of climate change.
GA
The Pacific Climate Change Data Portal provides access to raw and homogenised temperature and rainfall data for several countries and islands in the South Pacific region.
BoM
Plant Protection News is a periodical email newsletter published by the Office of the Chief Plant Protection Officer. It features news on Australian national emergency responses and preparedness activities for economically significant plant pests, diseases and weeds.
Department of Agriculture
The network provides information on plantation assessment projects in Australia including reports, data, and interactive maps.
Department of Agriculture ABARES
The Protected Matter Search Tool provides the ability to search for matters protected under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.
Department of the Environment
Rainfall and temperature records provide the highest and lowest temperatures and rainfall levels for each Australian state and territory.
BoM
Rainfall forecasts, over a five-day period, are produced through computer modelling and published graphically, for districts around Australia.
BoM
This online revegetation data entry and reporting tool allows for the direct capture of revegetation information from land managers.
Department of Agriculture ABARES
This website provides data and information about the Murray-Darling Basin covering topics such as river levels and flow, water storage, inflows and releases, water quality and operational activities. It also provides spatial data and cartographic mapping products and a Knowledge and Information Directory for the Basin.
MDBA
This dataset is a tiled compilation of multibeam data held by Geoscience Australia lying within the outer edge of Australia's offshore area, and some data in international waters, as of August 2012. The data are gridded to a resolution of 50 metres and are available in several formats.
GA
Sentinel is a national bushfire monitoring system for the provision of timely information about bushfire locations to emergency service managers across Australia.
GA
The SoilMapp application for iPads allows users to access the best available soil information for their location from Australia's national soil databases.
CSIRO
The Southern Australian Seasonal Bushfire Outlook is an annual publication providing information on the threat of bushfire for each region in Australia.
Bushfire CRC
The Species Profile and Threats Database provides information about species and ecological communities listed under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.
Department of the Environment
The State of the Climate report provides a summary of observations of Australia's climate and analysis of the factors that influence it.
CSIRO
Published every 5 years, State of the Environment reports provide information about the current condition of the Australian environment, the risks it faces and whether we are doing enough to protect it.
Department of the Environment
The Sustainable Australia report, released every two years, reports on a set of National Sustainability Indicators which include social, environmental and economic dimensions of sustainability.
Department of the Environment
The Data Discovery Portal delivers open access to Australia's terrestrial ecosystem data. It includes a map interface to search for data by geographic location.
TERN
The Terrestrial Ecosystems Research Network connects ecosystem scientists and enables them to collect, contribute, store, share and integrate data across disciplines. This contributes to effective management and sustainable use of ecosystems.
Australian Government | University of Queensland
This website provides a centralised point-of-access to environment and energy related statistics and activities from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It provides a list of relevant releases, contacts and advice.
ABS
The 'Integrated Veg' (vegetation extent and type) provides information on the distribution of major vegetation cover types in Australia, including native forests and grasslands and non-native vegetation.
Department of Agriculture ABARES
This publication presents estimates of agricultural water use, including pastures and crops irrigated, irrigation water sources, methods used, and water management.
ABS
The Weeds in Australia webpage provides an overview and tools for weeds, their management and identification.
Department of the Environment