Exercise Odysseus (2014)
Exercise Odysseus was a series of 48 discussion exercises and field-based activities that enhanced government and industry preparedness to implement a national livestock standstill in response to an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease.
The exercise took place in 2014 and early 2015, involving over 1600 participants from government, industry and non-government organisations.
The objectives of the exercise were to assess:
- national, jurisdictional and industry arrangements for implementing and managing a livestock standstill.
- national, jurisdictional and industry decision-making processes in declaring and implementing a national livestock standstill.
- mechanisms for communicating a national livestock standstill and their effectiveness.
- coordination within and between government and non-government agencies and industry, prior to and during a national livestock standstill.
Exercise Odysseus Report
Read the Final Report on Exercise Odysseus.