Latest News from the CRC


Dr Marta Yebra at the 2017 Research Forum
Dr Marta Yebra at the 2017 Research Forum
With a focus on the science of natural hazards, the papers from the 2017 Research Forum held in Sydney on 4 September are available. Delve into the science in detail, with a majority of research papers available in full.
Storm surge damage at Ponte Vedra Florida from Hurricane Irma. Photo by Daniel Smith, Cyclone Testing Station.
Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC researcher Dr Daniel Smith is part of an international team assessing the impacts from Hurricane Irma in Florida.
Ed Pikusa and Holger Maier receive their outstanding achievement award from Dr Richard Thornton.
A cluster team and PhD student have been recognised with CRC awards at AFAC17 powered by INTERSCHUTZ, the CRC's annual conference held in collaboration with AFAC in Sydney recently.
Alex Wolkow assessed how sleep deprivation and stress impacted on firefighter performance.
The next round of funding is available for the CRC’s Tactical Research Fund, established to support short-duration research projects to meet the near term needs of Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC partners.
Celeste Young presenting at the 2017 Research Forum
For a second straight year, the attendance record was broken at AFAC17 powered by INTERSCHUTZ, with more than 3,200 emergency service managers, volunteers, researchers and industry representatives gathering in Sydney...
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New journal articles and reports on CRC research are available online.
Ngarkat, Sth Australia, fire and smoke
New fire modelling software, teaching kids about bushfire and research on Cyclone Debbie are all covered in the latest edition of Fire Australia.
Future versions of Amicus will hopefully include a searchable database, allowing comparisons with historical fires, such as Black Saturday (pictured), in similar conditions. Photo: Country Fire Authority
New prediction software developed by CSIRO is helping to combine the complex science of fire behaviour prediction with the expert knowledge needed to fill in the gaps.
Photo: NSW Rural Fire Service
School curriculum changes have made the study of bushfire impacts compulsory for NSW primary students in Year 5 and 6, giving fire agencies a unique opportunity to improve community resilience
An aerial shot of the damage from the Margaret River fire in 2011
Prescribed burning can be a highly effective bushfire mitigation strategy, but despite good science, planning and practice, it is an inherently risky business.
Photo: NSW State Emergency Service
CRC research is investigating the impacts of Cyclone Debbie and helping to inform mitigation and resilience to severe wind

News archives

In the media

18 Sep Adelaide Advertiser Summer bushfire danger as just half of last season’s burn-offs completed
16 Sep Radio National Country Breakfast Push for emergency planning to consider the plight of pets
16 Sep Western Australia to prepare for deadly fire season
15 Sep Tasmanian Country Tasmanians told to prepare for early bushfire season
15 Sep Shepparton News Brace yourself for a hot and dry fire season
15 Sep ABC News Emergency services gather to learn from previous bushfire disasters
14 Sep Critical Comms AFAC17 achieves record attendance levels
14 Sep eGlobal Travel Media Australia’s emergency managers collaborate to break exhibition record
14 Sep The Holiday and Travel Magazine Australia’s emergency managers collaborate to break exhibition record​
13 Sep ABC Sunshine Coast Qld's biggest forest grower steps up vigilance in peak fire conditions
13 Sep Riverine Herald Hotter fire season expected
13 Sep Exhibition World Australia’s emergency managers collaborate to break exhibition record
12 Sep 666 ABC Canberra New mapping system set to predict severity of bushfire season from space
12 Sep 666 ABC Canberra Can you predict bushfires from space?
12 Sep Harvey-Waroona Reporter Bushfire season warning - be prepared
12 Sep Central Coast Gosford Express Advocate RFS, CRC predicts 'dangerous' bushfire season in NSW
11 Sep ABC The World Today Sydney haze first sign of fiery summer
11 Sep Econo Times Extreme weather makes homelessness even worse. Here's how we can help
08 Sep Hills Gazette Midvale: bushfire-wise garden workshop series to be held in lead up to summer
08 Sep The Conversation Extreme weather makes homelessness even worse. Here’s how we can help