The first round of the Securing Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting (MER) Data project is now functional and being deployed. Intersect assisted the Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) improve its data management capability for the NSW Natural Resource Monitoring Evaluating and Reporting program.
Intersect business analysts and developers worked with the scientists to generate user friendly tools for creating and recording file-naming conventions, standardised project file structures, and file discovery services for MER datasets.
The MER data management tools will make it easier to structure, store and find data; promote dataset discovery and reuse, and enable greater collaboration between scientists. The Office of Environment and Heritage and Intersect are now conducting initial training in post phase 1 development of the project.