Research Advisory Forum at RMIT University
Research Advisory Forum at RMIT University
03 Dec 2014

Research Advisory Forum - Melbourne 2014

The second Research Advisory Forum (RAF) for 2014 was held at RMIT University in Melbourne on 3-4 December.

Unlike the first CRC RAF in Adelaide in March, this meeting focussed on only half the projects over the two days, with another RAF in early 2015 for the other half. This allowed for a more intensive discussion on the progress of each project as well as providing more opportunities for informal networking.

It is important for end-user partners to participate in the RAF to ensure the research priorities and activities are on track and fully supported.

The projects from the following clusters presented in Melbourne:

  • Coastal Management
  • Monitoring and Prediction
  • Prescribed Burning and Catchment Management
  • Next Generation Fire Modelling
  • Hardening Buildings and Infrastructure

The RAF is an important CRC gathering held every six months. Each RAF will have two parallel activities:

  • A briefing to senior management of CRC partners on the status and progress of the projects and an opportunity for comment.
  • Face-to-face cluster level and project level team meetings to discuss research progress, directions and potential utilisation outcomes.

The projects in the Economics and Strategic Decisions and Resilience themes will present at the next RAF in April 2015.

The RAF is an activity that supports both the research and the utilisation aims of the CRC. The host partner for this event, RMIT University, provided an excellent venue for a productive and informative two days.

RMIT University
Building 80 Theatrette
445 Swanston Street



11 December, 2014 | Projects based on the physical sciences and engineering were the focus of the Research Advisory Forum (RAF) in Melbourne last week.

Type Title Credited author Credited author/s NON-CRC
Presentation-Slideshow Better predictions and forecasts for extreme water levels Charitha Pattiaratchi
Presentation-Slideshow Fire coalescence and mass spotfire dynamics Jason Sharples Andrew Sullivan, James Hilton
Presentation-Slideshow Resilience to clustered events on the coast - storm surge Scott Nichol
Presentation-Slideshow Threshold conditions for extreme fire behaviour Trent Penman, Thomas Duff
Presentation-Slideshow Challenges in physics based bushfire modelling Daniel Chung, Khalid Moinuddin, Andrew Ooi, Graham Thorpe
Presentation-Slideshow Cost effective mitigation for flood prone buildings Tariq Maqsood, Martin Wehner, Ken Dale
Presentation-Slideshow Resilience and mitigation through hardening the built environment Michael Griffith
Presentation-Slideshow Improving flood forecasting using remote sensing data - user perspective Soori Sooriyakumaran
Presentation-Slideshow Enhancing resilience of critical road structures Sujeeva Setunge
Presentation-Slideshow Mitigating the effects of severe hazards Vinod Kumar
Presentation-Slideshow Mapping bushfire hazard and impact Marta Yebra, Albert van Dijk, Geoff Cary
Presentation-Slideshow Optimising fuel reduction burning Tina Bell
Presentation-Slideshow From hectares to tailor-made solutions for prescribed burning Ross Bradstock
Presentation-Slideshow Mitigating the effects of severe hazards Imtiaz Dharssi
Presentation-Slideshow Natural hazard exposure modelling framework Krishna Nadimpalli
Presentation-Slideshow Thermal anomaly and hazard mapping Karin Reinke, Simon Jones
Presentation-Slideshow Improving flood forecasting using remote sensing data Valentijn Pauwels, Stefania Grimaldi, Yuan Li, Ashley Wright, Jeffrey Walker
Presentation-Slideshow Improving the Resilience of Existing Housing to Severe Wind Events Daniel Smith, David Henderson, John Ginger, Martin Wehner, Mark Edwards
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