Research Impact

Tropical Data Hub

The Tropical Data Hub (TDH) is a JCU developed centralised data store making it easier for researchers to manage data related to the tropics. An open portal, it facilitates a multi-disciplinary approach to issues around climate change and conservation.

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Up to 80% of animal and plant species and 92% of the world’s coral reefs are located in the world’s tropics. Research and Development’s role in addressing the underlying “grand challenge” issues around themes like Ecosystems, Conservation and Climate Change is therefore compelling for both practical and economic reasons. The TDH is a centralised data store making it easier for researchers to store and share their data and collaborate remotely with one another.

Acting as an ‘open’ portal, with contributors submitting data sets and other content in an open and collaborative way, the TDH enables multi-disciplinary and transdisciplinary collaborations essential to addressing the challenges of population growth, urbanisation, climate change, and biodiversity loss in the Tropics.

Project participants: JCU, ANDS, QCIF

Dowlnoad TDH project sheet pdf