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Research Driving Change Showcase 2017 - fire and severe weather scientists
Research Driving Change Showcase 2017 - fire and severe weather scientists
Partners in the CRC will receive the publication Highlights and Achievements 2013-2017. In a departure from the usual annual report format, this report is an overview of the first four years of the CRC’s eight-year funding period, based around the projects, the people and the organisations that contributed to the overall success of the centre.
New journal articles and reports on CRC research are available online.
Planning for animals during an emergency adds another layer of complexity.
Australians love their pets – and this influences how people behave during an emergency, with emergency services incorporating findings from research to influence their plans and policies during disasters.
A flood wipes out a bridge in southern WA, February 2017. Photo: Dana Fairhead
Changing the focus of warning messages based on research has been the key to ensure critical safety advice is heard and acted upon.
Photo: Sascha Grant CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Using the latest satellite-based earth observation systems and the Himawari satellite, research will allow fire managers to hone in on bushfires before they become too large to handle.
Photo: Michael Dawes (CC BY-NC 2.0)
Research has shown that improvements can be made that can strengthen houses to reduce wind damage, as well as save money through the reduction of insurance premiums.
Photo: South Australia SES
‘What if?’ scenario modelling by the CRC is helping government, planning authorities and emergency service agencies think through the costs and consequences of various options on preparing for major disasters and how...
Photo: South Australia SES
Emergency Management Victoria is embedding national findings to develop a better understanding of resilience at the state level, using baseline data to build a ‘living’ resilience index within the organisation.
Photo: New Zealand Fire Service

Teamwork is essential to ensure incident management teams function to the best of their ability in challenging and high stakes environments. To help improve teamwork, practical tools have been developed by the...

Prescribed burning underway. Photo Veronique Florec
Not everything that is important can be assigned a dollar value, with research helping natural hazards managers justify the use and allocation of resources for mitigation efforts.
Photo: Rex Boggs (CC By-ND 2.0)
CRC research is informing community flood warning campaigns, emergency services training and national policy initiatives.

News archives

In the media

08 Jan Bureau of Meteorology When bushfires make their own weather
06 Jan The Australian Yarloop bushfire: signs of life take root after the apocalypse
06 Jan ABC Emergency announcements alone during disasters not reliable in saving lives
06 Jan Herald Sun Victorian bushfires: Households in fire risk areas need a plan
01 Jan Asia Pacific Fire Tsunami Risk In Australia: Facilitating Community Understanding
01 Jan Asia Pacific Fire Priorities To Guide Hazards Research
15 Dec University of Tasmania New insights into reducing bushfire risk gained through major simulation study
15 Dec New Insights Into Reducing Bushfire Risk Gained Through Major Simulation Study
15 Dec The Conversation To fight the catastrophic fires of the future, we need to look beyond prescribed burning
08 Dec POST Online Media Australia lost tens of billions of dollars thanks to natural disasters
06 Dec ABC News La Nina declared heralding a humid, wet summer for Australia's east
05 Dec The Conversation You should never drive into floodwater – some roads are more deadly than others
30 Nov Timberbiz Victoria prepare for a deadly fire season
30 Nov Study uncovers economic impact of natural disasters
30 Nov The Age Melbourne weather: Victoria on alert for worst floods in over 20 years
28 Nov Deakin Media Releases Deakin research shows economic impact of natural disasters in Australia
27 Nov Insurance News No respite for southern regions on fire risk
26 Nov Perth Now Perth and South West on track for hottest November on record
23 Nov Cairns Post Bureau of Meteorology puts Australia on alert for a ‘rare’ form of La Nina
23 Nov Lismore Echo Rare La Nina weather event could ruin summer