OzFlux: Australian and New Zealand Flux Research and Monitoring

OzFlux Governance

The Australian Ozflux network is administered by a team of researchers within CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research. This team determines protocols for measurements, data processing and quality control, provides a database to archive data from each site and provides training to site operators as required. Monash University manage the data and the data portal web site external link.

A seven member Steering Committee chaired by Dr Helen Cleugh (CMAR) and Associate Professor Mike Liddell (James Cook University) provides scientific leadership for the network and coordinates logistics as required.

Data Policy

The Ozflux data files on this website are freely available and are furnished for use by the research community. Please kindly inform the site investigators of how you are using the data and of any publication plans.

If the principle investigator (PI) or members of their team feel that they should be acknowledged or offered participation as authors, they will let you know and we assume that an agreement on such matters will be reached before publication.

If your work directly competes with that of the PI's investigation team they may ask that they have the opportunity to submit a manuscript before you submit one that uses unpublished (preliminary) data.

Please acknowledge the data source (either the PI or the Ozflux Web Site) as a citation or in the acknowledgments if the data are not yet published.

In addition, when publishing, please acknowledge the agency that supported the flux tower research.

Lastly, we kindly request that those publishing papers using this Ozflux data please provide preprints to the scientists providing the data.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr Eva van Gorsel (ph: +61 2 6246 5611).