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AEMERA - A Common Information System to Monitor, Evaluate & Report Environmental Impacts

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AEMERA, as part of the Integrated Resource Management System, monitors, evaluates and reports on air, water, land and biodiversity. Using the principles of cumulative effects management, we look at how the whole environment is affected by multiple factors including economic and social development.

Illegal land clearing, deforestation and illegal burning has serious consequences on air quality which affects public health. The AEMERA Air Quality Module provides access to national near-real time air quality data with air quality maps generated every 2 minutes.

How We Do It?


We regularly monitor the natural environment through our extensive network of sensors and equipment.


We forecasts to assist decision making, including wind energy production forecasts for onshore and offshore developments.


We provide advice to all infrastructure development, policy implementation and legal development


We look at project evaluation in terms of its impact on the surrounding environment both in time (short term) or long term (cumulative)


Education about sustainability / environmental issues is an important part of our services by creating awareness


Information Management Systems that store data from multiple sources are developed and integrated into the advice platform.

We Are Expert in Monitoring and Forecasting

Of Wind, Solar Intensity and Wave Energy!

AEMERA integrates the reporting and mapping functionality of current environmental management systems by displaying information on a public web site and via email and SMS alerts.

This allows agencies to improve communication with the public and allows the community to be more informed about air quality in their region which can result in making decisions about where to work, play and live.

We also integrates with Weather, allowing users to overlay air quality data onto cultural heritage sites for monitoring purposes.

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AEMERA is an immensely helpful resource for my team to provide extensive mapping related materials. It provides the most up-to-date information on the status of National Reserves System sites, allowing me to better manage conservation activities. The mapping interface is easy to use and very informative.
Analea Pritchard
Leader Conservation Officer
The NRM Atlas enables us to be able to instantly overlay all our other datasets onto the maps providing better outcomes for our clients. We find the AEMERA Biodiversity Module invaluable for projecting environmental impacts across complex landscapes. The AEMERA staff are always more than happy to assist us with any queries or problems that we have.
Narelle Smith
Environmental Consultant
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AEMERA Biodiversity Module

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Our Mission & Vission

Our Vision

AEMERA will be recognized by key stakeholders as the leading source of environmental monitoring and cumulative effects management information in Australia. Our commitment to quality, consistency and accuracy means we set the standard for global best practice. To be recognised as an international leader in providing professional environmental advice and services to regional and national markets.

Our Mission

To provide accurate, timely and relevant environmental data and information so that people gain a better understanding of the Australian environment. We do this by developing networks, collaborating with others and building strong relationships while making sound judgements ensuring we are efficient and effective in all we do. To advise on environmental matters in a way that ensures best practice and cumulative effects management for the sustainable development of renewable energy, tourism and industry

Our Responsibility

AEMERA takes complete responsibility for environmental analysis programs: atmospheric analysis; monitoring water resources; land condition analysis; ecological research support; fisheries research support; and, regulatory activities such as environmental impact assessment.

We are responsible for environmental data collection and analysis in accordance with law:

  • Responsibility for implementation of projects funded under the Emissions Reduction Fund and Energy Security Fund.
  • The agency has a range of responsibilities that support decision making across agencies. It also responds to partner agencies’ requests for information on environment issues. We provide advice to assist policy formulation at both Federal and State levels through development of approaches designed
  • Provides detailed information about all environmental monitoring equipment available and provide real time data from sensors located throughout the region such as wind speed/direction, rainfall intensity , temperature etc..

  • Monitoring and forecasting of wind, solar intensity and wave energy.

  • Provides advice to all infrastructure development, policy implementation and legal development regarding environmental risks, impacts on biodiversity conservation, cumulative effects etc..

  • We provide a range of training courses which focus on the latest environmental technology as well as how it can contribute to the sustainable development of regional Australia.

  • We are providers of best practice environmental advice, with key experience in greenhouse gas emissions management plans, landfill monitoring plans etc..

  • We also develops system solutions for water and waste water treatment plants.

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Environmental Monitoring Basics

What environmental monitoring is, and what does it entail?

Environmental monitoring is assessing the current state of the environment and identifying any changes that may have occurred. It involves collecting and analyzing data on various aspects of the environment, such as air quality, water quality, soil contamination, and noise levels. The results of these studies are used to develop environmental policies and regulations.

There are many different environmental monitoring programs, each with its own specific goals and objectives. Some programs focus on environmental concerns, such as global warming or ozone depletion. Others are designed to monitor the overall health of the environment. Still, others are implemented to comply with specific environmental laws and regulations.

Most environmental monitoring programs involve the use of sophisticated scientific equipment and techniques. However, some programs, such as those that monitor air quality, also rely on citizen reports of pollutants.

Environmental monitoring is a vital part of protecting the environment and human health. It helps us understand the current state of the environment and identify any potential problems that may arise. By collecting and analyzing data regularly, we can develop policies and regulations that will protect our environment and ensure that it remains healthy for generations to come.

How to get started with environmental monitoring?

There are many different ways to get started with environmental monitoring. If you are interested in starting your program, several resources are available to help you get started.

The first step is to identify the specific environmental concerns you would like to address. Once you have done this, you can begin researching the different types of environmental monitoring programs and decide which one would be best suited for your needs.

Once you have selected a program, you will need to obtain the necessary equipment and supplies. You will also need to develop a plan for how you will collect and analyze data. After you have all of the necessary materials, you can begin implementing your program.

It is important to monitor the environment regularly to identify any changes over time. You should also keep track of any environmental regulations required to follow. By monitoring the environment closely, you can help to protect it from further damage.

How to use and interpret data from an environmental monitor?

There are several different ways to use and interpret data from an environmental monitor. The most common way is to use the data to develop environmental policies and regulations.

Another way to use environmental data is to monitor the environment’s overall health by tracking trends over time and comparing the data to other environmental indicators.

Still another way to use environmental data is to comply with specific environmental laws and regulations. This type of monitoring can help you make sure that you meet all of the requirements set forth by these laws.

Regardless of how you choose to use the data from your environmental monitor, it is important to remember that this data is only one piece of information to understand the environment. To get a complete picture of the environment, you will need to consider all available data.

What are the benefits of environmental monitoring?

Environmental monitoring provides several benefits:

It helps us to understand the current state of the environment. The information develops policies and regulations that will protect the environment in the future.
Environmental monitoring can help us identify any potential problems that may arise. By collecting and analyzing data regularly, we can keep track of trends and ensure that we are taking action to prevent any negative impacts on the environment.

Environmental monitoring is a vital part of protecting human health.
By understanding the environment and identifying any potential hazards, we can ensure that people are not exposed to dangerous substances.

What are some challenges of environmental monitoring?

Environmental monitoring can be a challenge because it requires time and effort. Additionally, it can be difficult to get accurate data as the environment is constantly changing, and it can be hard to keep track of all of the changes taking place. Finally, environmental monitors can be expensive and may not be available in all areas.

Why Environmental Monitoring?

Environmental monitoring is a critical tool for understanding and managing the health of ecosystems. It helps us identify environmental problems early, understand how human activities impact ecosystems and develop solutions to protect and restore the environment.

There are many different types of environmental monitoring, from monitoring air quality to tracking populations of endangered species. Certain key elements are essential for collecting accurate data, no matter your environmental monitoring.

The first step in any environmental monitoring project is to establish objectives. What do you want to learn from the data you collect? Once you have clear objectives, you can develop a plan to achieve them. This plan should include what type of data you need to collect, where and when you will collect it, and how you will analyze it.

Once you have a plan in place, the next step is implementing your monitoring project, setting up the equipment you need to collect data, training staff on how to use it, and collecting data over time. Depending on the type of monitoring you’re doing, this can be a long-term process that takes years to complete.

After you’ve collected all of your data, the next step is to analyze it and look for trends and patterns in the data to help you answer your objectives. For example, suppose you’re trying to understand how human activity impacts a particular ecosystem. In that case, you might look for changes in the abundance of certain species or the water quality over time.

Once you’ve analyzed your data, you can use it to develop solutions to environmental problems. For example, if you find that human activity is causing a decline in water quality, you might develop a plan to reduce pollution or restore the ecosystem. Environmental monitoring is an essential tool for protecting and restoring the environment.

The Benefits of Environmental Monitoring

1. Early detection of environmental issues – Environmental monitoring can help identify potential environmental issues early on before they become more serious problems. It allows timely and effective interventions that can prevent or mitigate the issue’s impact.

2. Protection of human health – Environmental monitoring can help protect human health by providing information on environmental factors that may be harmful to people’s health. The information reduces exposure to these factors and improves public health.

3. Protection of ecological systems – Environmental monitoring can also help protect ecological systems by providing information on environmental conditions that may be harmful. It mitigates or prevents the impact of these conditions on ecosystems.

4. Facilitation of informed decision-making – Environmental monitoring can provide information to make informed decisions about environmental management and policies. This information can help decision-makers identify and address environmental issues more effectively and efficiently.

5. Provision of baseline data – Environmental monitoring can also provide valuable baseline data that assess the effectiveness of environmental management and policies over time. This data can also be used to support research on environmental issues.

6. Promotion of public awareness and engagement – Environmental monitoring can help promote public awareness and engagement with environmental issues leading to greater support for environmental management and policies.

7. Enhancement of environmental education – Environmental monitoring can also enhance environmental education by providing information that teaches people about the environment and the importance of protecting it.

8. Improvement of environmental management and policy – Environmental monitoring can improve environmental management and policy by providing information that assesses and improves these things.

9. Protection of biodiversity – Environmental monitoring can help protect biodiversity by providing information on environmental conditions that may be harmful to species or habitats. It mitigates the impact of these conditions on biodiversity.

10. Support for sustainable development – Environmental monitoring can help support sustainable development by providing information on the state of the environment and the potential impacts of human activities on it. This information can be used to make decisions about how to best use and conserve natural resources to be available for future generations.

Process to Monitor the Environment

How to Monitor and Evaluate the Environment?

EPR (Environmental Product Declaration) is an emerging tool that can be used to measure and monitor the environmental performance of a product along its entire life cycle. The EPD includes the declaration of all inputs , outputs and impacts on the environment related to a specific material, product, service or company.

It is intended as a universally applicable decision-support tool for use by customers, suppliers, regulatory authorities and others interested in evaluating products’ environmental aspects. Furthermore the EPDs are designed for most industrial production processes or services sourcing globally or regionally distributed throughout Europe.

Is it Possible to Monitor Human Environment?

Nowadays our planet faces different challenges with respect to environment protection issues such as climate changes, biodiversity loss etc.. Preparing a reliable environmental performance report requires an extensive knowledge in different areas of environmental sciences and technologies. EPRs give the possibility to know the full life cycle of a product, from raw material extraction to waste disposal, by using a chain of indicators for each stage.

EPDs include information on the following aspects: “Raw materials”, “Manufacturing Processes”, “Waste / Recycling / Re-use”, “Transport” and “Energy consumption”. Different tools have been developed in order to facilitate monitoring environment. They are based on Eco-indicators that can be used at any scale (i.e., continents, countries, cities, companies or products). A number of different approaches exists; some methodologies consider only one parameter, while others consider a set of parameters and indicators. It is possible to find tools for evaluating the environmental performance of products, companies or even cities.

Most of them are based on previous experiences in different countries , that have been extended to new regions or adjusted taking into account specific needs in each area.

The most representative methodology can be summarized as follows:

“Raw materials” is the first stage when it comes to manufacturing a product. This section includes information about all kinds of inputs from natural resources such as water, air, soil contamination etc.. In this case EPDs can support decision making by providing information in order to reduce consumption and waste generation in terms of raw material .

Data is collected through different methods such as providing a complete list of all raw materials used in a product or by applying a life cycle assessment. In this case LCA is a methodology that considers the whole life cycle of a product from extraction to disposal and aims to evaluate environmental aspects related with each phase.

To begin with, it is necessary to define the system boundaries for the analysis. It must be focused only on materials directly involved in making up the product or building its components . In fact, when considering all kinds of raw material usage during different stages of production it will not be possible to have an accurate idea about how much material has been used.

In addition, if we consider other factors such as human, water and energy consumption in manufacturing processes then maybe these data could be included in EPDs to provide a whole picture.

“Manufacturing Processes” is the second stage when it comes to making a product and it represents all kind of inputs required for production . In fact, “Manufacturing process” refers only to the active engineered part of the system, which also includes transportation and waste management activities. The aim here is to evaluate the environmental pressures caused by raw material consumption and different processes involved during manufacturing. It should be distinguished between direct and indirect energy consumption related to each step of production. On the other hand, we must consider all relevant emissions such as greenhouse gases (e.g., CO2) , air pollutants (e.g., NOx or SOx), acidifying agents (e.g., H2SO4) and eutrophying agents (e.g., NO3).

Waste includes information about the quantity of waste generated during manufacturing, the composition of materials in this waste stream, recycling rates for different product components, energy recovery options etc.. All data must be based on local industry standards or documents that are specific to each company.

The aim here is to highlight areas where improvements can be made. EPDs provide environmental information at different stages not only related to raw material usage but also towards production processes and final disposal in order to make it easier for decision-making. The main advantage is that comparisons with other companies in the same sector can be made easily . However, tools should be adjusted according to user requirements in order to make this information useful.

“Transportation” represents the part of product lifecycle where energy consumption is higher due to transport activities . It can be measured by following some indicators such as km, m/t transported etc.. The aim is also to evaluate different impacts related with transportations of products during their working life cycle. For example, if distances are small then it will reduce environmental pressures but at the same time transportation costs may increase . This means that EPDs cannot provide enough information without taking into account local industry standards and other factors mentioned before.

The “End-of-Life Phase” (EoL) is an important section for evaluating EPDs because it considers all kinds of final disposal options. This phase can be divided into 3 different sub-phases depending on product type, for example:

“End-of-Life for Products without Energy Recovery” (EoL(n)ER) includes all final disposal methods where energy recovery is not possible after the final stage of the product lifecycle . These products include waste incineration or landfill. On this section it is necessary to mention toxicity levels related with materials used in manufacturing processes together with concentrations submitted to each treatment step if they are submitted to any before their final disposal. All data must be based on local industry standards or documents that are specific to each company.

AEMERA Biodiversity Module

Biodiversity Module

Environmental impacts are widespread, often diffuse and usually cumulative. The AEMERA Biodiversity Module provides access to national near-real time biodiversity data with maps generated every 2 minutes.

The National Reserve System is an essential part of our approach to protect its unique natural environment. It comprises a network of reserves that protect habitats, species and ecosystems for their conservation (and sustainable use) values. It includes committed protected areas (national parks, world heritage properties and others) as well as state/territory, community and privately owned sites where the government helps fund important biodiversity outcomes.

The AEMERA Biodiversity Module provides access to near-real time biodiversity data generated every 5 minutes for over 1 million NRS sites across Australia allowing users to identify and map:

  • Commonwealth (federal) protected areas;
  • State, Territory and Local Government protected areas;
  • Community groups committed to conservation;
  • Private land of high biodiversity value;
  • Public conservation lands such as World Heritage properties.

Ecological Site Information Model

AEMERA uses the Ecological Site Information Model (ESIM), developed by NSW Department of Environment & Climate Change, which is a nationally consistent classification system based on the National Vegetation Information System (NVIS), to identify a broad range of native vegetation communities and substrates.

AEMERA also integrates with BOM Weather, allowing users to overlay air quality data onto cultural heritage sites for monitoring purposes. It allows government agencies to improve communication with the public and helps make decisions about where to work, play and live.

Environmental Impact Assessment Processes

One example is in relation to environmental impact assessment processes. The review panel decides whether or not an EIA has been satisfactorily completed before making recommendations to either grant or refuse consent for a development proposal which can have significant impacts on landscapes, infrastructure and natural resources. AEMERA provides a framework which the public can provide input into decision making processes which are not only based on environmental issues but also include social, economic and cultural factors.

AEMERA is a more efficient model for planning, monitoring and data management. Government agencies at both the state/territory and federal level can use AEMERA to develop public information products which will assist with local, national and international reporting of air quality programs. The success of this approach is that it provides policy makers with scientific evidence to inform environmental decision-making while maintaining transparency through access to reliable data in an easily understood format via mainstream media channels using web technology.

The application allows integration across multiple platforms providing users with access to current data from third party sources such as BoM Weather or alerts so that people have up-to-date information on the condition of the air they breathe. It is now possible to access information about what you are breathing and weather conditions in one place.

AEMERA has been developed as a response to the increasing need for environmental management planning at multiple scales, from strategic regional planning down to local land use planning and site level decision making. The integration of technology with spatial information enables better management decisions by integrating environmental, socioeconomic and cultural factors into decision making processes that integrate public input with scientific evidence. AEMERA aims to achieve this through:

The integration of third party data sources (such as BoM Weather) provides users with up-to-date natural environment information such as wind speed/direction, rainfall, temperature and air quality which can then be used to access information about the condition of the air they breathe. The AEMERA application currently uses near real-time data from BoM’s Air Quality Forecasting system, as well as alerts from other sources such as CSIRO’s Air Pollution Information Monitoring Systems (APIMS) and Landcare Soil Moisture Network.

The integration of natural environment with social, economic and cultural factors provides a holistic approach to environmental management which is supported by evidence-based decision making processes that integrate public input with scientific evidence.

Environmental Monitoring

Environmental Monitoring: What Does it Mean for You?

When it comes to environmental monitoring, there are a lot of different factors to consider. Whether you’re looking to monitor air quality, water quality, or even the soil around your home, it’s important to know what you’re looking for and how to interpret the data.

Air quality is one of the most important things to monitor. There are various ways to do this, but one of the most common is through an air quality index (AQI). The AQI tells you how clean or polluted the air is and what health effects it might have.

Water quality is another important aspect of environmental monitoring. There are many different ways to test water quality, but pH, dissolved oxygen, and conductivity are some of the most common.

Soil quality is often overlooked for environmental monitoring, but it’s just as important as air and water quality. There are a variety of soil tests that check for things like nutrients, contaminants, and drainage.

Monitoring the environment around you is important for a variety of reasons. Whether you’re looking to protect your health or the environment, it’s crucial to have the right data to make informed decisions.

If you’re not sure where to start, many resources are available to help you get started with environmental monitoring. The EPA has various resources available, including an AQI calculator and water quality testing kits.

Local organizations are also a great resource for environmental monitoring information. Many counties and cities have environmental divisions that can provide you with data and resources.

Finally, don’t forget to talk to your neighbors! They might have experience with environmental monitoring in your area and can be a great source of information.

How to Protect Yourself

Environmental monitoring is assessing the condition of a particular environment, whether it be air quality, water quality, or soil contamination. It can also involve monitoring human activity to determine its impact on the environment. There are many different ways to monitor the environment, and each has its advantages and disadvantages.

One of the most common environmental monitoring methods is the use of air quality monitors. These devices measure various contaminants, including particulate matter, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, and nitrogen oxides. Air quality monitors can be either portable or stationary, and they are typically used to monitor indoor air quality in homes and office buildings.

Water quality monitors are another common type of environmental monitor. These devices measure various parameters in water, such as pH, dissolved oxygen, turbidity, and temperature. Water quality monitors are typically used to monitor public drinking water supplies, private wells, and swimming pools.

Soil contamination monitors measure various contaminants in soil, such as lead, arsenic, and mercury. Soil contamination monitors are typically used to assess the risk of exposure to these contaminants for people who live or work near contaminated sites.

Human activity monitoring is a type of environmental monitoring that assesses the impact of human activity on the environment. It includes farming, forestry, mining, construction, and transportation. Human activity monitoring is typically used to determine the impact of these activities on air quality, water quality, and soil contamination.

Environmental monitoring is an important tool for protecting the environment and human health. It can help to identify environmental problems early before they become serious threats. It can also help to determine the best way to solve these problems. Environmental monitoring is an essential part of environmental protection.