Why do we need to monitor the natural environment?

Because it enables us to assess the current status of the environment and to understand the causes of change.

National-scale integrated monitoring of the natural environment will:

  • Allow us to better understand the status and dynamics of air, land, soil, water and biodiversity.
  • Build upon established approaches while incorporating advances in sensor technology and data analytics.
  • Provide multi-scale data and metrics to support emerging research priorities.