Progress in accessing environmental data and information

Integrative commentary
Department of the Environment and Heritage
prepared for the 2006 Australian State of the Environment Committee, 2006

Acronyms

ABARE Australian Bureau for Agricultural and Resource Economics
ABIF Australian Biodiversity Information Facility
ABRS Australian Biological Resources Study
ABS Australian Bureau of Statistics
ACLEP Australian Collaborative Land Evaluation Program
ACLUMP Australian Collaborative Land Use Mapping Program
ACRIS Australian Collaborative Rangelands Information System
AGEIS Australian Greenhouse Emissions Information System
AGIMO Australian Government Information Management Office
AGO Australian Greenhouse Office
AGSINS Australian Government Spatial Information for National Security
ANHAT Australian Natural Heritage Assessment Tool
ANZLIC Australia New Zealand Land Information Council
ARO Australia’s Resources Online
ASDD Australian Spatial Data Directory
ASDI Australian Spatial Data Infrastructure
ASRIS Australian Soil Research Information System
the Audit    National Land and Water Resources Audit
AVH Australia’s Virtual Herbarium
AWI Australian Wetland Inventory
BRS Bureau of Rural Sciences
CANRI Community Access to Natural Resources Information
CAPAD Collaborative Australian Protected Areas Database
CHAH Council of Heads of Australian Herbaria
CSIRO Commonwealth Scientific, Industrial and Research Organisation
DEH Australian Government Department of Environment and Heritage
DIGO Defence Imagery and Geospatial Organisation
ERIN Environmental Resources Information Network
ESCAVI Executive Steering Committee for Australian Vegetation Information
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ISO International Standards Organisation
NAMS National Agricultural Monitoring System
NAP National Action Plan for Salinity and Water Quality
NCAS National Carbon Accounting System
NDN National Data Network
NHT Natural Heritage Trust
NLWRA National Land and Water Resources Audit
NPI National Pollutant Inventory
NVIS National Vegetation Information System
OECD Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development
OSDM Office of Spatial Data Management
OZCAM Online Zoological Collections of Australian Museums
PSMA Public Sector Mapping Agencies
QSIIS Queensland Spatial Data
SPRAT Species Profiles and Threats Database
WALIS Western Australian Land Information System