The Atlas of Living Australia (Atlas) contains information on all the known species in Australia aggregated from a wide range of data providers: museums, herbaria, community groups, government departments, individuals and universities. Information on the site would be used to:
improve our understanding of Australian biodiversity
assist researchers to build a more detailed picture of Australia’s biodiversity
assist environmental managers and policy makers develop more effective means of managing and sustaining Australia’s biodiversity.
See Atlas partners for a list of the Atlas’s partners.
In developing the Atlas, strong relationships have been created for sharing biodiversity data, resources and experiences with related international organisations such as:
The Atlas has also worked closely with other NCRIS funded projects to develop common approaches and standards and to share application development where possible. These projects are:
Role of CSIRO
Development and administration of the Atlas has been undertaken by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) on behalf of all the partners and the funding organisation.