AusCover is the remote sensing data facility of the Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN). AusCover provides a national expert network and data delivery service for provision of Australian biophysical remote sensing data time-series, continental-scale map products, and selected high spatial resolution datasets (such as LiDAR and hyper-spectral imagery) over TERN sites supported by field data collection. Coordinated by a network of nodes from each state, AusCover supports a nationally consistent approach to the delivery and calibration/validation of key current and future core satellite-derived datasets. The primary goal is to assist in the generation of ecosystem science data products designed specifically for Australian conditions.
Each AusCover node has different responsibilities and contributions to the overall AusCover network. The Brisbane node is represented by the Remote Sensing Research Centre at University of Queensland and the Remote Sensing Centre at the Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation.
Our program was established in 2009, and is coordinated by Dr Kasper Johansen (University of Queensland) and Dr Peter Scarth (University of Queensland & Queensland Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation).