TRaCK (Tropical Rivers and Coastal Knowledge)

TRaCK (Tropical Rivers and Coastal Knowledge) is a research hub which has drawn together more than 80 of Australia's leading social, cultural, environmental and economic researchers.  Our research focuses on the tropical north of Australia from Cape York to Broome.

TRaCK offers a wealth of information for use by policy makers, land managers, and researchers.TRaCK aims to provide the science and knowledge that governments, communities and industries need for the sustainable use and management of Australia’s tropical rivers and estuaries. Among other government initiatives TRaCK's body of research is intended to inform the National Water Initiative and to be used as an independent and objective source of advice by those making policy, planning and management decisions about northern Australia.

Our research is intended for the public good and as such we aim to ensure all research findings are publicly available.

The main TRaCK website offers access to nearly 400 published reports, articles, presentations, books, and other research findings in a collection that is unique in the field of applied tropical knowledge.

In addition, TRaCK established a companion facility called the TRaCK Atlas. This site is built around a geospatial catalog, giving visitors the power to locate research material via geographic references. TRaCK's geospatial data is also browsable in preview from here.

Selected data layers are also available for remote access via open standards mapping protocols. Researchers, policy makers, and community representatives around the world can make use of these data access points to enrich their own maps with TRaCK's public-good data resources.

The TRaCK Atlas offers access to spatial data through open standards mapping protocols.

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TRaCK (Tropical Rivers and Coastal Knowledge)

RIEL Headlines

  • Wed, 19/09/2012

    Charles Darwin University academics will join experts and opinion leaders in a debate this week about some of the hottest topics in conservation biology.

  • Society for Conservation Biology
    Mon, 17/09/2012

    More than 200 conservation scientists from the Asia Pacific area will meet in Darwin this month to discuss conservation biology issues relevant to the region.

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    Mon, 17/09/2012

    A new book by a conservation biologist provides groundbreaking information about the threats to sharks and other marine species.

  • Sat, 01/09/2012

    RIEL Research Associates Dionisia Lambrinidis and Judy Manning are playing a key role in the Northern Territory Government’s Air Quality Program.

  • Sat, 04/08/2012

    Congratulations to Dr. Kean Yap for securing a Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Australian Solar Institute (ASI).

  • NAFI website
    Sat, 04/08/2012

    At the start of the dry season, fire managers in the north started to implement patchy burns to break up the landscape and reduce fuel - and they checked the progress of these burns on the North Australian Fire Information (NAFI) fire-tracking website, hosted by RIEL.

  • Sat, 04/08/2012

    RIEL researchers Rohan Fisher and Bronwyn Myers have been awarded two grants from AusAID’s (The Australian Agency for International Development) Public Sector Linkages Program (PSLP) totalling more than $300,000 for activities over 18 months.

  • Sat, 04/08/2012

    For the last month, FEAM PHD student Sarah Hobgen has been working at the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation in Lucas Heights, Sydney. Sarah is preparing and analysing samples for Plutonium, using state-of-the-art equipment for Accelerator Mass Spectrometry.

  • Sat, 04/08/2012

    The Daly River community in the Northern Territory will be less reliant on diesel thanks to a new project targeted at increasing solar penetration in remote towns and communities.

  • Sat, 04/08/2012

    Congratulations to our RIEL researchers on the award of funding from the ARC Linkage Projects scheme. The Australian Research Council awards funding to a select few academics and researchers in Australian Universities each year and we are very pleased that all three RIEL applications were successful.

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