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Ecosystem Modelling and Scaling Infrastructure

The Ecosystem Modelling and Scaling Infrastructure Facility (eMAST) is enhancing the capacity for assimilation and integration of data into modelling applications. By assembling data sets and developing software eMAST enables testing, updating, and improvement of models used for such applications as future climate scenarios and assessment of primary production, at a wide range of temporal and spatial scales.

Using data from a variety of sources including TERN Facilities such as AusCover, Eco-Informatics, the MSPN, and OzFlux, eMAST is providing the tools to systematically test and improve ecosystem models so that their practical potential is realised.

The eMAST infrastructure is designed to work with a range of ecosystem models with applications from landscape management to carbon accounting and climate prediction. eMAST can also link biophysical and biogeochemical processes to biodiversity conservation, water resources and fire risks. Thus, eMAST can unlock the potential of TERN’s data streams by integrating modelling with a wide range of data types.

eMAST’s world-leading effort is made possible through the sharing of data and collaboration across different scientific communities. In addition to working closely with other TERN Facilities, eMAST has strong links with the Australian National Data Service (ANDS), National Computational Infrastructure (NCI), and the CSIRO. Through its work, it is also creating new opportunities for multi-disciplinary collaboration within the wider Australian ecosystem research community.

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Components of the e-MAST Facility


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