What are the issues?
RESEARCHER OR TEACHER
“I want to search, filter, download, compare, collate and analyse pest data. Having all the information from across the country collected and presented in a consistent, structured and time & geo-referenced manner would assist.”
“I want to understand how to help, report a pest sighting or organise bait delivery”.
“Our information is in various XL spreadsheets! It’s so time consuming to analyse data in formats that I can use in reports and share with others”.
“I have two restoration groups working near each other using different tools and I cannot see their data and they cannot compare progress”.
Sustaining this effort is not ONLY a conservation science challenge. It’s an information management and social engagement challenge.
The best IT tools to meet that challenge will evolve through nationwide collaboration and coordination of effort.
But that won’t happen spontaneously. We need a body to facilitate, promote and coordinate conservation IT across NZ.
EcoNet is doing this work.
How can you help?
We have volunteer roles for people with skills in data standards, data commons, database design and administration, software systems, design and development, stakeholder engagement, social media, fundraising and advocacy.
We would love you to get in touch especially if you have the skills to help out.
Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org