The Atlas of Living Australia is Australia’s national biodiversity database and is the largest mapping database of invasive species in Australia.
BioCollect is a field data collection tool in which users can freely set up and collect data for their own projects, as well as enabling data to be easily copied into the ALA and be made accessible to others who need to use it.
The Atlas of Living Australia (ALA) and BioCollect training will be delivered via free webinars in August and September 2020 via four on-line webinars.
The training, facilitated by Peter Brenton and Matilda Stevenson from the CSIRO, is being provided in an interactive train-the-trainer format and is not being offered to everyone in the first instance. The expectation is for people trained in these sessions to deliver training and user support within their local communities.
Once the initial train-the-trainer course is complete, participants can apply for a $500 grant to assist in delivering an on-ground training workshop in their community.
Preference will be given to participants based on the following criteria:
a) Occupy a volunteer or professional role which would enable them to deliver training to community members;
b) Have the capacity to deliver training and provide support to community members within areas of Victoria affected by serrated tussock or gorse (infestation maps attached);
d) Have at least a basic to moderate experience in computers and web-based applications.
If you would like to take part please follow the link to complete the application https://forms.gle/oCvHQC5e6SZuxfPCA
This project is coordinated by the Victorian Serrated Tussock Working Party (VSTWP) with support from the Victorian Gorse Taskforce (VGT).
For further information, please contact:
Martin Deering – Leading Biosecurity Officer – Serrated Tussock Agriculture Victoria | Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions
14 Mineral Water Drive, Daylesford