The Atlas of Living Australia (ALA) is a free online resource, which provides access to a wealth of information about Australia’s biodiversity. The type of information available includes species occurrence records (based on field observations, specimens from biological collections, and surveys), photographs, sound recordings, maps, molecular data, and links to additional literature. Powerful mapping tools allow users to explore and analyse this information in a myriad of ways. The ALA is used for research, environmental monitoring, conservation planning and management, education, Citizen Science, and biosecurity activities.
We are particularly debating possibilities to interconnect Citizen Science repositories with the ALA team (and others). The current collaboraiton mainy adresses the colleciton and exchange of related project metadata and different perceptions of the concept of Citizen Science Platforms and toolkits.