The value of a high-trust low-cost data integration and reuse commons for ecosystem data
The value propositions for ecosystem data interests include:
Enhanced detection of what is going on, leading to improved insight for decision-making and strategic targeting of resources.
Improved ability to coordinate and collaborate at the local level, reducing the cost of operations and leading to effcient targeting of action.
The ability to recruit, motivate, enable, and retain a large and diverse range of participants around a shared objective (particularly for Predator Free New Zealand).
Opening new sources of investment through improved measurement and tracking of success.
Far lower costs to adding new ideas, communities, solutions, and operational processes. They can hook into a highly effcient data sharing ecosystem (and don’t have to hardwire bespoke solutions and replicate work every time something new comes along).
Improved capacity to learn what works.
An ecology Data Commons for bioheritage and Predator Free NZ might look something like this).