TERN Mangrove Data Portal and Monitoring System

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Welcome to the TERN Mangrove Portal

The TERN Mangrove Portal arose, in part, from the desire to provide robust scientific datasets that could be used to quantify the extent of mangroves and monitor and understand change across Australia. An objective was to provide supportive ground information for calibrating and validating biophysical retrieval and classification algorithms.

In achieving this goal, a wide range of datasets and approaches were considered, including Landsat time-series, RapidEye and other CubeSat data, mobile field data collection devices for near real time data collection and targeted airborne lidar and digital image captures. The TERN Mangrove Portal represents and important contribution towards mangrove monitoring across Australia, with the intention that this will serve to enhance protection, conservation and sustainable management of mangroves and also forewarn (or otherwise) of adverse impacts.

A diverse range of ground, airborne and satellite data and derived products are available through the TERN Mangrove Portal and are being updated and added to continuously. You are also able to contribute your own data - see Contacts below for more information and assistance.

If you are wanting to plan or be involved with future campaigns or projects relating to mangroves, see Future Campaigns or Projects or contact TERN (see contacts)



Mangrove data sets and Mangrove monitoring system Richard Lucas (richard.lucas at unsw.edu.au)
Technical assistance, data access and page content Matt Paget (matt.paget at csiro.au)

Peter Scarth (p.scarth at uq.edu.au)