Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Atlas of Living Australia in September 2010

The Atlas of Living Australia goes live in September, opening the door to a rich collection of information about Australia’s plants, animals and micro-organisms.

Across Australia, people will be able to contribute sightings of plants, animals and micro-organisms; download tools and more…

In the lead up to September, the Atlas is bringing together a huge amount of biodiversity information from research, literature, records and Australia’s natural history collections and making it freely accessible online.

As it develops, the Atlas will deliver the most comprehensive information available on Australia’s biodiversity, including images, occurence and distribution data, maps, literature, genetic sequences and taxonomic information.

By integrating this previously dispersed information, the Atlas can support research, education and decision making on issues such as biosecurity, food security, climate change, sustainable farming, global change management and conservation.

The Atlas will also offer a range of analytical tools to assist in the study, identification and management of our native plants, animals and micro-organisms.

You can follow the updates via Atlas of Living Australia website.


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