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Solutions to a range of challenges

Cultural heritage and traditional knowledge recording

We help clients to develop and implement customised databases that can be used to record, store and manage a broad range of cultural heritage information and traditional knowledge. These databases use a combination of web, database and mapping techno ...

Field-based data collection

We provide clients with data collection tools and methodologies for recording information while in the field. Harnessing the latest tablet and smartphone technology, we equip land, sea and cultural heritage managers with the tools and skills they nee ...

Project management and work planning

Putting land, sea and cultural management projects and work plans into action can be difficult and cumbersome to keep track of. However, ESS has tools to make project management and work planning easy. We work with clients to develop project manage ...

Traditional knowledge guardianship

Traditional knowledge is a valuable and sacred asset that needs to be secured and safeguarded properly. ESS have worked with many Indigenous groups throughout Australia to implement a practical set of tools to assist them to protect their rights and ...

Monitoring environmental and cultural change

Many developing land and cultural management organisations (and some older ones too…) have trouble designing and implementing monitoring programs that are simple enough to undertake and informative enough to provide meaningful information. This is us ...

Data collection, storage and analysis for researchers

Research involves the collection, storage and analysis of considerable amounts of data.  ESS provides researchers with the tools that they need for managing this data, from collection through to analysis and presentation. This is particularly useful ...

Cultural mapping

Indigenous groups are increasingly wishing to display their knowledge and values in ways that are unique to their modes of expression, particularly through spatial representations. ESS can facilitate and assist clients in the mapping, storage and pro ...

Assessing cultural and ecological impacts from industry

The impact from proposed developments can be assessed against the cultural heritage assets and values. Sophisticated mapping tools can be used to record cultural sites, traditional land uses, song-lines, stories and the occurrence of significant plan ...

Integration of indigenous knowledge and seasonal calendars into work plans

Integrating Indigenous ecological knowledge (IEK) into land management action is a priority for many Indigenous (and non-indigenous) natural and cultural heritage management groups. ESS has developed systems that are able to connect local IEK to its ...

Visitor management and permits

Increasing numbers of tourists are visiting Aboriginal country. Traditional Owners and Rangers wish to manage and monitor these visitors to ensure that enjoy their time on country and respect its natural and cultural heritage while they are there. E ...

Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting and Improvement (MERI) systems

ESS is involved in developing and implementing monitoring, evaluation, reporting and improvement (MERI) systems for land management organisations. Effective MERI frameworks are crucial components of successful natural and cultural heritage management ...

Financial management

ESS systems enable groups to easily record, track and report on the financial aspects of their business. Many of the organisations ESS works with have complex financial arrangements, needing to account expenditures to several particular budgets and f ...

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