How might we equip decision makers with a data driven tool to support their communities in the face of climate change and natural disasters.
Australia is exposed to natural disasters on a regular basis, and the cost to society, the environment and government is substantial. It is increasingly recognised that Australia needs systemic change in the way it deals with natural disasters. This was seen firsthand during the recent Black Summer bushfires, with a recent study estimating that over 3.5 billion animals may have been impacted and climate change predicted to continue to make many extreme events worse.
Strategies must be developed to resist, absorb, accommodate, recover and transform in the face of natural disasters and climate change, including the effects of longer, hotter, drier summers, coupled with changes to the frequency and severity of cyclones, fires, droughts and floods.
Through undertaking this challenge, you will enable communities to contribute to information flows and/or provide decision makers with the tools required to make more informed decisions on natural disaster planning, management and/or response strategies. You may also develop innovative solutions to inform communities, enabling them to more rapidly and effectively respond to the event and contribute to recovery efforts.
Suggested platforms to find CSIRO data:
Eligibility: Use CSIRO contributed data (from any platform).
Entry: Challenge entry is available to all teams in Australia.
Decadal Forest Fire Danger Index (2006-2096)
Animal Tracking Facility - Acoustic Tracking - Quality Controlled Detections (2007 -2017)
Atlas of Living Australia, aggregated biodiversity data points and associated information - Web service API
Recent ecological change in Australia survey 2017
Kakadu NESP drone photos data
Projections of coral bleaching risk in the Western Pacific under different levels sea surface temperature increases
Invasive plant species and climate change
Modelled seabed response to possible climate change scenarios over 50 years
Reconstructed sea-surface heights for 1950 to 2001
Extreme Water Levels for Australian Beaches using Empirical Equations for Shoreline Wave Setup
Habitat condition data for Australia from expert elicitation
Australian habitat image collection