TRaCK (Tropical Rivers and Coastal Knowledge) is a research hub which has drawn together more than 80 of Australia's leading social, cultural, environmental and economic researchers. Our research focuses on the tropical north of Australia from Cape York to Broome.
TRaCK offers a wealth of information for use by policy makers, land managers, and researchers.TRaCK aims to provide the science and knowledge that governments, communities and industries need for the sustainable use and management of Australia's tropical rivers and estuaries. Among other government initiatives TRaCK's body of research is intended to inform the National Water Initiative and to be used as an independent and objective source of advice by those making policy, planning and management decisions about northern Australia.
Our research is intended for the public good and as such we aim to ensure all research findings are publicly available.
The main TRaCK website offers access to nearly 400 published reports, articles, presentations, books, and other research findings in a collection that is unique in the field of applied tropical knowledge.
In addition, TRaCK established a companion facility called the TRaCK Atlas. This site is built around a geospatial catalog, giving visitors the power to locate research material via geographic references. TRaCK's geospatial data is also browsable in preview from here.
Selected data layers are also available for remote access via open standards mapping protocols. Researchers, policy makers, and community representatives around the world can make use of these data access points to enrich their own maps with TRaCK's public-good data resources.