Supporting the protection and growth of global fruit and vegetable exports.


Eighteen billion dollars worth of fruit and vegetables in global export markets are constantly at threat from fruit fly outbreaks. An equivalent value of fruit and vegetable global exports would be enabled with more effective fruit fly monitoring and surveillance measures.

RapidAIM is a service providing real-time detection and image notification of fruit fly using wireless trapping technology.

This immediate data-driven decision service will allow biosecurity agencies to respond immediately to fruit fly detection, thereby allowing for protection of existing markets and supporting the development of new trading opportunities.


Dr Peter Kambouris, Mr Darren Moore, Dr Paul De Barro, Ms Laura Jones.

Dr Nancy Schellhorn: Agro-ecologist and entomologist with domain knowledge in integrated pest management and fruit fly monitoring.

Mr Darren Moore: Electronics engineer with a background in environmental monitoring systems, software and prototype development.

Ms Laura Jones: Research technician with a background in insect behaviour and prototype development.

Dr Ryan McAllister : Economist with expertise in biosecurity policy.

Dr Peter Kambouris : Commercialisation and business development lead with a science background in manufacturing technologies.

Dr Paul De Barro: Biosecurity risk evaluation and preparedness lead, with expertise in market access, biosecurity regulations and process.

  • Contact the RapidAIM team

    • Enquiries hotline

      9.00 am to 4.00 pm AEST Monday - Friday

      • Phone:
        • 1300 363 400
        • +61 3 9545 2176 (Alternative)

      Email: ON@csiro.au


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