In a changing climate, water raises increasingly complex challenges: concerning its quantity, quality, availability, allocation, use and significance as a habitat, resource and cultural medium. Dharmae, a ‘Data Hub of Australian Research on Marine and Aquatic Ecocultures’ brings together multi-disciplinary research data relating to water in all these forms.
The term “ecoculture” guides the development of this collection and its approach to data discovery. Ecoculture recognizes that, since nature and culture are inextricably linked, there is a corresponding need for greater interconnectedness of the different knowledge systems applied to them.
The collection include, but are not limited to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Data Archive (ATSIDA), Atlas of Living Australia (ALA), State Library of New South Wales (Indigenous Unit), Geoscience Australia and Geonames.