Nearly half the world’s population live in the tropics, meaning the most-pressing issues of our time have a wide-reaching impact.
A significant number of countries that have a landmass in the tropics.
of Earth's biodiversity
The majority of the world's animal and plant biodiversity exists within the tropics.
The Tropical Data Hub (TDH), based at James Cook University, is an open portal enabling researchers to submit and collaborate on information relating to the tropics.
The TDH will come to be acknowledged as the definitive source of information relating to the tropics, both within Australia and internationally, complementing existing data repositories. Information available relates to the physical and natural environment, societies and communities, and tropical economies. The use of carefully-curated and comprehensive metadata ensures that the TDH is readily accessible to governments, researchers and the business sector.