BioCollect Hubs

What are ‘hubs’ in BioCollect?

The BioCollect system supports thematic sub-set views of projects and data. We call these “hubs”. Hubs provide a single point of access to projects which share a common theme, avoiding users having to search through lots of other projects which have nothing to do with the theme of interest. Hubs can be made for large organisations with many projects, large geographic areas, broad taxonomic groupings, or for combinations of these.

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Below is a list of current Hubs in BioCollect:

Australian Citizen Science Association Project Finder

A hub for the Australian Citizen Science Association (ACSA) listing all citizen science projects that BioCollect is aware of. The default view (when you first arrive at the site) is hub is set up to show only citizen science projects which Australians can contribute to, ie. projects occurring in Australia or world-wide. There is also a toggle switch to view all citizen science projects available globally which are registered in any of the currently connected systems.

Australian BioBlitz Hub

A hub which focuses on BioBlitz events in Australia. Listed projects are all citizen science projects and are also accessible via the ACSA project finder. This hub is intended to be a 'one-stop-shop' for people wanting to run BioBlitz events and includes a lot of support materials, an event calendar and other information.

Australian Biocontrol Hub

A hub which focuses on biological control projects being run by a consortium of state agriculture agencies. The aim of these projects is to support the recording of populations of a range of biological control agents for numerous declared weed species and potentially other target species too. The hub itself and each project in this hub also contains a lot of useful information about species identification, management, etc. for both target and agent species.

Parks Victoria
Parks Victoria Projects Hub

A hub focused on projects that the Parks Victoria organisation is involved in, some that Parks Victoria is running itself and others in which they are partners.

Ecological Projects Hub

The ecological projects hub provides a portal in which anyone undertaking systematic environmental and ecological assessment and monitoring can create and manage their own projects, survey and data. Surveys created in this hub which qualify for inclusion in the TERN AEKOS system can easily submit those datasets to AEKOS.

Brisbane City Council Projects Hub

A hub for the Brisbane City Council to support the community groups and environmental education centres that it is working with to improve the biodiversity and environmental information on which the council bases it's planning and decisions.

Checking for Change

A single project hub being run by the CSIRO to support farmers and other land managers in collecting standardised monitoring data to measure environmental changes over time resulting from implementing improved land management practices.

Wiluna Rural Community School

A single project hub being run by the Wiluna Rural Community School to support their environmental education programme. The project allows school participants to collect species and environmental observation data and to use it for a variety of learning outcomes.