Intersect has delivered a project to build the data management capability of the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH).
OEH’s Natural Resources Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting (MER) strategy is focused on improving information flow between local, regional, state and national data managers to support natural resource management decisions in NSW.
Intersect assisted OEH by working collaboratively with existing users to generate the best solutions for four key deliverables:
- expanded corporate storage,
- file-naming conventions,
- standard project structures, and
- data capture and discovery services.
This delivers a range of benefits: making it easier to store and find data; promoting dataset discovery and reuse, and enabling collaboration between scientists.
Aiming to meet the data management needs of OEH scientists, we have provided pragmatic and robust solutions to dovetail with existing work practices. Undiscoverable datasets affect OEH scientists and their managers, resulting in duplicated research efforts and wasted time searching. Intersect has made basic information about OEH projects searchable and therefore discoverable to OEH scientists.