[SDI-AsiaPacific] Atlas of Living Australia
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Mon Jan 10 12:16:41 EST 2011
The Atlas of Living Australia (ALA) provides a single online reference point for
information about Australian plants, animals and microorganisms. The website,
tools and services available through the Atlas provides new ways for users to
find and analyse a vast amount of Australian biodiversity data, opening up new
possibilities for research, policy and management.
The unprecedented collaboration behind the Atlas project includes the CSIRO,
Australian museums, herbaria and other biological collections and the Australian
Government, building on Australia’s participation in GBIF since its inception.
According to Donald Hobern, Director of ALA:
The Atlas’ first public release enables professionals and anyone else to access
biodiversity information such as reference lists of species; databases on
specimens held in natural history collections; databases of field observations
from ecologists, naturalists and others; maps, images and other multimedia;
published literature; molecular data sets; identification keys; and a wide range
of other databases and web sites, as well as contribute observations, data and
images to improve Australia’s biodiversity knowledge.
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