I-Tracker, short for Indigenous Tracker, is a program that helps Indigenous Land and Sea Managers work together to collect and manage information across north Australia. With a growing workforce of over 700 Indigenous rangers working across north Australia, the data they collect will be key to sound decision making by community, government and industry at local, regional and even international scales.
“I-Tracker has given us the capacity to present to the Marine Safety Branch a really professional summary of where things are at. They can see that we have the capacity and tools to take on a contract of this nature.”
li-Anthawirriyarra Sea Ranger Coordinator.
Why are we involved?
Our I-Tracker Program is developing a suite of new tools to help Indigenous Land and Sea Managers improve their collection and management of data about natural and cultural resources across remote north Australia.
Using CyberTracker software, I-Tracker provides Indigenous Rangers with field-tough handheld touch screen computers – a user-friendly, culturally appropriate way to collect important information about natural and cultural resources.
I-Tracker staff provide training and technical support in the use of the I-Tracker tools. Regular technical and computer skill workshops are delivered by a team of qualified staff with skills in land and resource management, geographical information systems (GIS), computer software and information management.
Want to know more about our I-Tracker Program?
Go to the I-Tracker Program on the Information Hub.
NAILSMA I-Tracker Initiative wins two Banksia Environmental Awards - the Land and Biodiversity Award and the Indigenous - Caring for Country Award. Read more. 29 October 2012