Online forums to strengthen environment and community biosecurity RD&E

Online forums to strengthen environment and community biosecurity RD&E

Event Information

Date :
09 - 11 February 2021
Venue :
The forums are virtual
Cost :
No cost to attend


The National Environment and Community Biosecurity RD&E Strategy (NECBRDES) is being updated.

The Centre for Invasive Species Solutions will be running a series of online fora to enable participation in the revision of the strategy. Firstly, there will be a series of 2-hour, sector-based focus groups between the 9-11th February, 2021, to discuss biosecurity RD&E needs in each sector.

The discussion from these sessions will feed into a larger interdisciplinary, cross-sectoral workshop to be held on the 25th of February, 2021, when the revised strategy will be developed. More information on this even can be found here.

The FOCUS GROUPS will explore (in relation to each sector):

  • What environmental biosecurity means;
  • How an environment and community biosecurity RD&E Strategy can benefit your sector;
  • Which aspects of environment and community biosecurity differ from other areas of biosecurity (e.g. agriculture) and which are the same;
  • What parts of the vison, goals, aims and objectives of the original strategy should be retained;
  • What priorities within your sector need to be captured in the strategy, and
  • How to make this strategy work with the other national strategies (animal, plant and marine).

Online focus group dates:

Environmental Weeds Tue Feb 9 10:00 -12:00
Invertebrate pests Tue Feb 9 2:00 – 4:00
Vertebrate pest animals Wed Feb 10 10:00 -12:00
Human disease animal vectors Wed Feb 10 2:00 – 4:00
Marine pests and disease Thur Feb 11 9:00 – 11:00
Plant pests and diseases Thur Feb 11 11:30 – 1:30
Environmental NGOs & ecological researchers Thur Feb 11 2:00 – 4:00  

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Coordinator, Matt Sheehan via

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