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Stuart Midgley opening the 2015 RAF at the NSW RFS
Stuart Midgley opening the 2015 RAF at the NSW RFS
Date
12 Apr 2018

Research Advisory Forum - Sydney 2018

The April 2018 Research Advisory Forum (RAF) will be held in Sydney at the New South Wales Rural Fire Service Headquarters, on 12-13 April.

This RAF focuses on the Resilience and Policy themes of the research program. Projects from the following clusters will present:

  • Governance and institutional knowledge 
  • Economics, policy and decision-making
  • Scenario and loss analysis
  • Communications and warnings
  • Emergency management capability
  • Understanding and measuring social resilience 
  • Sustainable volunteering

Each RAF has two parallel activities:

  • Stakeholder briefings in a large auditorium
  • Breakout sessions to the stakeholder briefings to support detailed project level discussions between researchers and end-user representatives.

This RAF will be especially focused on research utilisation activities for existing projects, and the new projects that are a part of the CRC 2017-2021 research program. There will also have a dedicated utilisation session.

All end-user representatives involved with the above clusters are invited to attend this RAF. All project leaders can bring one additional researcher. Five breakout rooms will be available to enable cluster and project workshops to take place.

In addition, PhD students funded by the CRC will be attending the RAF, including the breakout sessions. The aim is to build networks between our next generation of researchers and our end-user partners, and expose them more closely to issues facing our sector.

Each project will give a 20 minute presentation on the state of the project, covering the research outcomes that have been achieved and how the research is being transition into use by CRC partners.

A timetable for use of the breakout rooms will be provided prior to the RAF. Each project leader must work with their respective end-user groups to develop an agenda for how they will use the time allocated for these breakouts.

Please note – we will be organising a light dinner on Thursday 12 April. Details to follow.

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

Below are a number of accommodation options close to the venue.

Quest at Sydney Olympic Park
6 Edwin Flack Avenue,
Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127 http://www.questapartments.com.au

Novotel Sydney Olympic Park
Olympic Boulevard Sydney Olympic Park
Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127
http://www.novotelsydneyolympicpark.com.au

Hotel Ibis Olympic Park
Olympic Boulevard Sydney Olympic Park
Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127
http://www.ibis.com

Hotel Pullman Sydney Olympic Park
Olympic Boulevard Sydney Olympic Park
Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127
http://www.pullmanhotels.com

The RAF is an important CRC gathering held every six months, showcasing the latest research from one half of our research program. It is an opportunity for CRC partners, project leaders and end-users in the CRC to work together, and gain an overview of the research and utilisation activities within the CRC. It allows for a more intensive discussion on the progress of each project, as well as providing more opportunities for informal networking. The format includes Three Minute Thesis presentations by CRC PhD students.

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