The Environmental Resources Information Network (ERIN) is a unit within the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, specialising in online data and information management, and spatial data integration and analysis. ERIN aims to improve environmental outcomes by developing and managing a comprehensive, accurate and accessible information base for environmental decisions.
Information is drawn from many sources and includes maps, species distributions, documents and satellite imagery, and covers environmental themes ranging from endangered species to drought and pollution.
Information bases continue to be established to help answer questions crucial to the conservation and management of our environment.
- What is found in a particular region? (such as, a rare species, an environmental resource, or a type of management zone)
- Where is something?
- What kinds of environments exist and where are they found?
- How are these environments being managed?
- Is the environment changing and by how much?
- What will happen if...?
The answers to these questions are urgently required by government, industry, researchers and the community.
There is also a growing requirement to provide environmental information for education and regional land management purposes. This will help determine where conservation effort should be targeted.
- Australian Heritage Database
- Australian Heritage Photographic Library
- Australian Heritage Places Inventory
- Australian National Shipwreck Database
- Australian Natural Heritage Assessment Tool
- Australian Wetlands Database
- Collaborative Australian Protected Areas Database
- Discover Information Geographically
- Environment Image Database
- EPBC Protected Matters Search Tool
- National Chemical Information Gateway
- National Pollutant Inventory
- National Vegetation Information System
- Species Profile and Threats Database
- State of the Environment reporting
For further information about ERIN:
phone: (02) 6274 1262
fax: (02) 6274 1333