What is TERN?

TERN is Australia’s land-based ecosystem observatory delivering data streams to enable environmental research and management. Providing critical research infrastructure, TERN enables Australians to track, understand and respond to change in ecosystems through time and across the breadth of the continent. It provides easy access for anyone – community members, policy-makers and industry leaders as well as scientists – to national information about the ecosystems on which our livelihoods, lifestyles and identify depends.