Nationally consistent and regularly updated ground cover information is critical for assessment of environmental targets related to soil erosion and land management in Australia.
The 'Ground Cover Monitoring for Australia' project aims to develop and implement a nationally agreed, reliable and cost-effective basis for measuring and mapping ground cover using satellite imagery, and produce regular updates of ground cover conditions across Australia. The 'Ground Cover Monitoring for Australia' project is informed by work on ground cover by ACLUMP partners
'Ground cover monitoring for Australia' products available as at April 2015:
Fractional (ground) cover data
National network of reference sites
Workshops and conferences
Figure shows the locations of field sites to June 2014