Sub-project 3 – April 2020

April 9th, 2020

  • The SP3 team are continuing to analyse the effectiveness of different vaccination strategies across the range of incursion scenarios they selected with the help of their jurisdictional stakeholders. They have further investigated the modelling results to test the effect of changing parameters such as resource levels, length of the national livestock standstill and the size of vaccination areas. The results will be widely communicated to government agencies responsible for managing emergency animal disease outbreaks by project team members within and outside of these agencies.
  • An economic analysis of the incursion scenarios and alternative control strategies was presented by Ahmed Hafi at the Australasian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society annual conference in Perth in February. This conference was a great opportunity for the team to communicate these findings to applied economists from Australia and around the world.
  • The team would like to take this opportunity to thank Florence Wang from CSIRO scientific computing, who has been instrumental in helping them develop a database, data workflow and visualisation to manage the large amount of simulation data they are working with on this project. Florenceā€™s work on data visualisation has introduced great new capabilities for creating maps of disease spread and geographic analysis, which the team is looking forward to sharing with stakeholders later this year.