DataONE welcomes the Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN) as the first Member Node in Australia and the 29th overall to join the federation. TERN is a network-of-networks, somewhat similar to the Long Term Ecological Research Network based in the United States, which also participates with DataONE as a long-term collaborator. TERN brings the overall volume of data discoverable via DataONE to over 370,000 data objects with more to follow.
Working closely with diverse partners and building on past efforts, TERN delivers essential collaborative infrastructure that enables Australia’s ecosystem science community to become more integrated, efficient and effective. TERN provides a data catalogue of content held in domain portals by its data partners so the community may share and collaborate on important environmental initiatives. By exposing content via its DataONE Member Node, TERN further expands its exposure of Australian ecosystem data to a world-wide audience.
More information about TERN and other DataONE Member Nodes can be found at http://www.dataone.org/current-member-nodes.
A narrated screencast describing how to discover and download data from the TERN Member Node can be viewed at: https://www.dataone.org/onemercury-screencasts#TERN.
About DataONE: DataONE enables universal access to data and also facilitates researchers in fulfilling their need for data management and in providing secure and permanent access to their data. DataONE offers the scientific community a suite of tools and training materials that cover all aspects of the data life cycle from data collection, to management, analysis and publication.
About TERN: For more information about TERN, its data partners, and how they combine to advance science and contribute to effective management and sustainable use of Australia’s ecosystems, please see: http://www.tern.org.au/rs/7/sites/998/user_uploads/File/TERN%20Corporate...