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Annual Surveillance Workshop 2017 Report

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The Annual Surveillance Workshop 2017 was held at the EcoSciences Precinct in Brisbane on the 24-25 May 2017. The theme was establishing a National Plant Biosecurity Surveillance Network and scoping a network website.

This workshop was used as a forum to gather information from a range of surveillance practitioners and decision makers in government and industry, including representatives from New Zealand, on the purpose and requirements of a network including:

  • Establishing the requirements for a national plant biosecurity surveillance network (NPBSN) that assists practitioners, decision makers and individuals interested in surveillance to strengthen their capacity and capability and better coordinate surveillance efforts.
  • Determining the requirements for developing communication and awareness to promote and improve the plant biosecurity surveillance system
  • Determining stakeholders who would benefit from being part of a surveillance network.

To achieve this, presentations and discussion sessions within the workshop were used to assess how a surveillance network could support and improve plant biosecurity surveillance outcomes and identify key priorities for development of a network.
This work builds on activities of the Surveillance Network Implementation Working Group (SNIWG), a working group under the Subcommittee for National Plant Health Surveillance (SNPHS).


To view the workshop report, click here.


Published: 15 April, 2024

Date added: 6 February, 2024