Application for login access to BioNet Atlas

Thank you for your enquiry about login access to the Office of Environment and Heritage's (OEH's) BioNet Atlas. Data in BioNet Atlas is made available in accordance with OEH's Sensitive Species Data Policy.

Logging in to BioNet Atlas allows users to access a 'secure' version of the system. Users are able to perform all the functionalities available via the public BioNet Atlas site, as well as to access additional functionalities and information.

There are two levels of login access to BioNet Atlas:

    1. Registered users have a login which enables them to:
      a) Upload spreadsheets of species sightings (for example to fulfil scientific licence requirements);
      b) Interrogate the Codes and Species data collections for full lists of codes and taxonomic details used across BioNet Atlas;
      c) Interrogate the Threatened entities data collection, to access full lists and profiles of threatened species and communities;
      d) Access the Data Analysis function in the Flora surveys data collection, in order to export flora survey site data and carry out survey data analysis.
      Registered users only see the "public" view of BioNet Atlas data. They do not have access to any more location information than is made publicly available, without login, via BioNet Atlas website. Thus the Species sightings search for public/registered users returns 'as-held 'co-ordinates for non-sensitive species, but coordinates for category 2 sensitive species are denatured to 0.1 degree (~10km), and co-ordinates for category 3 sensitive species are denatured to 0.01 degree (~1km). Location notes are not provided for species occurrences. Please note that the Species sightings search will retrieve species occurrence records from across the entire BioNet Atlas, including relevant records from the Flora Surveys and Fauna surveys data collections. For public/registered users, the Flora surveys provides as-held site coordinates, but does not return records for category 2 or 3 sensitive species. For public/registered users, the Fauna surveys data collections is not available for independent interrogation
    2. Licensed users have a login which enables them to perform functionalities (a) to (d) above, as well as to:
      e) Interrogate the Fauna surveys data collections for information about Fauna surveys or sites;
      f) Enter systematic survey data into the Flora surveys and/or Fauna surveys data collections of BioNet Atlas (conditions apply);
      g) Access more detailed location information about sensitive species than is made publicly available (conditions apply). The Species sightings search for licensed users returns coordinates for category 2 sensitive species denatured to 0.01 degree (~1km), and returns coordinates for category 3 sensitive species (and all non-sensitive species) at as-held accuracy. Location notes are supplied for all species occurrence records except category 2 sensitive species. For licensed users, the Flora surveys and the Fauna surveys data collections search provide as-held site coordinates, but these searches do not return records for category 2 sensitive species.

Apply to register

(if you require licensed level access, do not apply to register. Instead, apply for a licence here)

As a registered user, you will be able to login to BioNet Atlas in order to upload spreadsheets of species sightings. Spreadsheets are uploaded to a staging facility for checking by BioNet Team, prior to being imported into BioNet Atlas. It may be necessary for someone in the BioNet Team to contact you, for data validation or clarification purposes.

In order to create a registered login for you, we require the following information:
Mandatory fields are marked with an asterisk (*).

Please note the application form may not submit from a tablet computer. Tablet users should send the required information in an email to bionet@environment.nsw.gov.au

Application for a Sensitive Species Data Licence

A licensed user has additional, conditional, access privileges to the BioNet Atlas website application. Like a registered user, a licensed user is able to upload spreadsheets of species sightings. In addition, specialist licensed users may be assigned data entry rights to enter systematic survey data into the Flora Surveys and/or Fauna surveys data collections of BioNet Atlas. (In order to be assigned survey data entry rights, licensed users are required to enter into a separate BioNet Atlas Survey Data Provider Agreement with OEH – contact the BioNet Team for more information).

Very importantly, a licensed user has access to more detailed location information about sensitive species than is made publicly available. For species categorised as "sensitive" under OEH's Sensitive Species Data Policy , location information is denatured or withheld from public display. Access to more precise location information is only provided under licence, for purposes of environmental assessment and planning or for non-commercial scientific research.

In order to create a licence for you or your company/agency, we require the following information:
Mandatory fields are marked with an asterisk (*).

Please note the application form may not submit from a tablet computer. Tablet users should send the required information in an email to bionet@environment.nsw.gov.au

Signatory details

 
     

Contact details (this person may also serve as the signatory)

 
     

In order to fully assess your application for a licence, OEH may need to contact you for further information. If your licence application is successful, an Atlas Data Licence will be sent to you for signature. OEH may refuse to grant a data licence to any client. In general OEH will grant a data licence where, in OEH's opinion, client access to location information about sensitive species is required for the purposes of environmental management or for non-commercial scientific research.

If you have any questions about filling in this form please contact the data exchange officer at bionet@environment.nsw.gov.au.