With a focus on human settlements and where people live and work, AURIN provides access to a diverse range of datasets and analytical capabilities to address the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The goals aim to to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years. For the goals to be reached, everyone needs to do their part: governments, the private sector, civil society (and researchers!)

We recognise the importance of the SDGs in the context of Australia’s rapidly growing human settlements and the needs of our ever-increasing data landscape. It is here we introduce AURIN, a data, visualisation and analytics system designed to respond to user demands for high quality, disaggregated data that can support evidence-based decision-making across both space and time. AURIN is the single largest resource for accessing thousands of datasets related to the SDGs from a diverse range of private, public and research organisations across the country. Funded by the Australian Federal Government through the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) scheme, opportunities exist for the Australian Government to leverage AURIN for the purposes of monitoring the alignment and adoption of SDG goals at various levels and documenting progress towards a sustainable future.

Click on any of the coloured SDG icons below to see how AURIN can assist with their assessment. Black and White icons indicate SDGs that AURIN is currently working towards providing the right datasets for their assessment.

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) logo and 17 icons used with permission from the United Nations, 23 March 2018. The SDG Guidelines for non-UN entities are available at this link (PDF).