Joint Industry-Government Surveillance workshop series

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Earlier this month, PHA hosted its second Joint Industry Government Surveillance workshop on the value of data. This workshop series is aimed at government and industry personnel involved in surveillance, data collection and data use.

The series is a result of the development of the Northern Australia Biosecurity Strategy and the Tropical Plant Industries Biosecurity Surveillance Strategy, both of which recognised that no single entity or agency can meet all the biosecurity needs across northern Australia, and that collaboration and partnerships are crucial.

Discussions focussed on the type of data being collected by both government and industry, how it is used and how it is valued. Differences between the value industry and government place on the types of data being collected as well as differences in data needed to support crop production compared with surveillance outcomes, were highlighted.

The third workshop, planned for July 2022, will build on the outcomes of the second workshop and will aim to identify opportunities where collaboration and data sharing can lead to greater use of existing data. This can potentially maximise the benefits to industry and government based on their existing investment in data collection.

Contact Trevor Dunmall, for more information.