A new online portal providing one-stop access to environmental data and reports is now available to the public. Developed by the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR), Enviro Data SA is part of the Premier’s Open Data policy agenda. The web-site brings together information from DEWNR, the Environment Protection Authority (EPA), Primary Industries and Regions (PIRSA), the Department of State Development (DSD, formerly DMITRE), the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM), the Goyder Institute and the Murray Darling Basin Authority (MDBA).
The State Herbarium of South Australia contributed PDF documents of all articles published in the Journal of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens since Vol. 1 (1976), treatments of the new, 5th edition of Flora of South Australia (2011–), as well as scans of many out-of-print books and other publications. Enviro Data SA provides another access point to the Herbarium’s publications, in addition to the DEWNR web-site. In the near future, the Journal of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens will also be available through JSTOR. The State Herbarium’s specimen data is available on eFloraSA, through Australia’s Virtual Herbarium (AVH) and the Atlas of Living Australia (ALA). eFloraSA also provides access to the Census of SA Plants, Algae & Fungi, as well as to several plant identification tools.
New data sets, reports and publications will continue to be added to Enviro Data SA over time, providing a single source for information on the State’s natural resources that can be used by government, primary producers, scientists and interested members of the public.
Visit data.environment.sa.gov.au for more information.