The TERN Data Discovery Portal (TDDP) is a catalogue of research metadata built by regularly harvesting records from the metadata infrastructure of TERN Facility data portals. The TDDP enables users to access a single platform to discover data across all TERN Facility portals. Once suitable metadata are located in the TDDP, users can connect to the TERN Facility data delivery infrastructure to download the data for further offline processing.
The TDDP enables researchers to discover different data sets (including soils, terrain, water, satellite images, survey data and species observation records) for the same geographic area, and then to browse, query and extract the data through TERN Facility data delivery infrastructure. The access rights for data are based on the TERN Data Licensing Policy.
The TDDP has been developed in association with the Australian National Data Service (ANDS) and Queensland Cyber Infrastructure Foundation (QCIF). It will establish direct links into national and state environmental monitoring programs, for example the National Plan for Environmental Information, and programs within the National Environmental Research Program, and relevant programs in other countries (e.g. NEON, DataONE,Group on Earth Observations, FLUXNET)