Information collection and dissemination




The Commission has a specific function to gather and disseminate information on natural resource management issues.

The Commission:

  • partners in improving the use of data science in natural resource management (DARE project)
  • organised a roundtable with leaders in natural resource management, industry, agriculture, community groups and academia
  • commissioned research aimed to inform debate over regional natural resource management.

DARE project

The Natural Resources Commission partners in improving the use of data science in natural resource management.

The use of data science will improve resource management by providing for better informed, evidence-based decision making.

The Australian Research Council has provided almost $4 million to boost the use of data science in natural resource management. The funding will establish an Australian Research Council Training Centre in Data Analytics for Resources and Environments (DARE) to be led by The University of Sydney. Researchers from the Training Centre will collaborate with industry partners, including the Commission and the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment.

Researchers will work on current natural resource management issues to develop and apply innovative data science skills. Together the Commission and the Training Centre will help develop a workforce that will be ready to innovate, operate and lead in the area of managing natural resources through the use of data sciences.