This series of training videos is designed to help environmental volunteers and staff effectively use online environmental platforms to search for biodiversity in their region.
In May this year, the Bushfire team at Nature Conservation Council hosted a training webinar to demonstrate how to use a host of websites that are useful for people working in an environmental field. The resources produced from this training include three short how-to videos (available below) for finding threatened species in you area using NSW BioNet, SEED portal and Atlas of Living Australia and two webinars providing in-depth explanations of a range of tools and demonstrations of how to use them.
About the two webinars:
- NCC ecologists Mark Graham and Kevin Taylor outline 8 major environmental online tools, their ease of use, why they might be relevant to your work, features of the sites and challenges in using them. The main tools discussed are: BioNet, SEED, Atlas of Living Australia, PlantNet, OEH Threatened Species, Six Maps and Google Earth. Five other sites are also briefly covered; Geological Maps NSW, Australian Government Data, Fires Near Me, Bureau of Meteorology and OEH Climate Change. The webinar works through three different scenarios to demonstrate how to search for particular data using these sites. This video can be accessed here.
- Ron Avery from the NSW Office of Environment & Heritage goes into greater depth about the ideas behind the government data portal, SEED, how it links with other online resources, how it can be used now and plans for its future. This video can be accessed here.
All videos are available here.