Biosecurity Commons and EcoCommons win Griffith University Award 

Nov 24, 2022

Brisbane, Queensland – Biosecurity Commons and EcoCommons have jointly won the Excellence in Enhancing Research award at Griffith University’s Vice Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence in Professional and Support Staff Service 2022.

Both projects have been recognised for their outstanding contribution and initiative in support services that have helped enhance research capacity or outcomes at either departmental level or university-wide level.

Biosecurity Commons will deliver a cloud-based decision-support platform for modelling and analysing biosecurity risk and response, while EcoCommons will transform how researchers and decision-makers can predict and take action on ecological and environmental challenges.

The two projects are being developed side-by-side with Biosecurity Commons set to launch in May 2023 and EcoCommons on 29 November 2022.

Paul Tudman, Biosecurity Commons Program Manager, said: “This is great news for Biosecurity Commons, we’re delighted to be recognised by Griffith University for the impact of our project.”

Both platforms will empower Australian practitioners and researchers to use trusted datasets, modelling tools, and training resources to produce high-quality research that will inform and accelerate evidence-based policy and decision-making for the environmental, conservation and biosecurity sectors.

The Biosecurity Commons and EcoCommons Australia projects are the first of their kind to demonstrate the re-use of a core platform infrastructure for scientific modelling.

The Vice Chancellor’s Gala Awards recognise the exceptional work of Griffith University staff across the fields of research, professional and support, learning and teaching, and internationalisation.

The awards were presented at the Vice Chancellor’s Gala Awards ceremony at Griffith’s Gold Coast campus on 24 November.

About Biosecurity Commons

Biosecurity Commons will deliver a cloud-based decision-support platform for modelling and analysing biosecurity risk and response, scheduled for release April 2023. The project is a $1.8m joint initiative between the Australian and Queensland Government, the NCRIS funded ARDC and four other organisations, including the Centre of Excellence for Biosecurity Risk Analysis at The University of Melbourne, Griffith University, EcoCommons, and the Atlas of Living Australia, hosted by the CSIRO. The project is a ‘proof of concept’ that aims to showcase the cost and time-saving benefits of leveraging the modelling and analytics infrastructure and approaches of the EcoCommons project. For more information visit www.biosecuritycommons.org.au

Media Contact: Rupert Marquand, Marketing & Communications Manager
r.marquand@griffith.edu.au

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