Governance

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The Eco-informatics Facility is coordinated by the Adelaide Node of the Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN) hosted by the University of Adelaide. This southern node of TERN comprises:

Eco-informatics
AusPlots

Professor Andrew Lowe has responsibility for the overall coordination of the Eco-informatics and AusPlots. The Adelaide Node Joint Advisory Group, consisting of user groups (or equivalent), work with the Facility Directors in the development of operational plans, associated user protocols and relevant technical matters.

Mr Craig Walker, the Facility’s Director originally coordinated 18 personnel belonging to four work streams:

Design Solutions
Data Partnerships & Communications
Technical Data Analysis, Ingestion & Ecological Data Expertise
Development & Metadata Support

Eco-informatics in 2014 has a small dedicated team of 8 providing expertise in ecological knowledge modelling, expertise in ecological data and its publication, technical analysis of data and its mapping to ontologies, software consolidation in response to user feedback, services for metadata (RIF-CS) and data engagement including licensing and user support.