Welcome to the National Ecological Meta Database.
This database has been designed to store, and search for, information (metadata) about ecological datasets. More information about NEMD
The aim of the database is to improve the accessibility of natural systems data to researchers, natural resource managers and policy makers.
Natural systems include ecosystems and individual species, snow, ice, tree-rings, caves, crops, pollen, sediment, coral, and ice cores, etc.
Adding information to the databaseOrganisations and individuals are encouraged to contribute information about natural systems data they hold. This project allows organisation and individuals to retain ownership of their data (by only storing information about the dataset, with the dataset remaining with the data custodians), and allows for the placement of conditions-of-use on particular datasets. The information provided by contributors will be publicly available via the web (see Terms and Conditions).
Searching the databaseThe search function allows you to search the database by natural system type, location and/or organisation holding the dataset.
A description of how to use the search-facility is given in the NEMD Manual.
If you are unable to use the database and need help, or wish to provide feedback, please contact the NEMD team.
The NEMD is a joint project between the Bureau of Meteorology, the Australian Greenhouse Office, the University of Melbourne and Macquarie University.