The Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN) is a part of Australia’s National Collaborative Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) and is charged with delivering critical research infrastructure to increase efficiency and effectiveness of Australia’s terrestrial ecosystem science capability.

TERN connects ecosystem scientists and enables them to collect, contribute, store, share and integrate data across disciplines. Collectively this increases the capacity of the Australian ecosystem science community to advance science and contribute to effective management and sustainable use of our ecosystems.

TERN delivers the critical research infrastructure and supports the national and international networks of scientists, environmental managers and stakeholders, needed to improve understanding and management of Australia’s ecosystems.

eMAST is the key integration and synthesis capability for TERN, drawing together a wide variety of data streams in a way that delivers cohesive products that examine ecosystem functions and processes in an integrated way.