News from the CRC

TSB Arena Wellington

TSB Arena Wellington
TSB Arena Wellington
Release date
26 Aug 2014

Full house for research forum

SOLD OUT!!  The Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC Research Forum next week in Wellington is officially full.

Reflecting a growing interest in all hazards research, demand for places has exceeded supply of seats for the forum at our first annual conference, which begins next Tuesday 2 September in New Zealand.

Held on the first day of the conference week, a lucky 390 emergency managers and scientists will discuss the range of all hazards research underway, along with findings from the previous Bushfire CRC.

Many more BNHCRC researchers are speaking on the main conference program on the Wednesday and Thursday, complemented by agency and industry speakers. In total, the week will see almost 100 presentations, along with five personal development programs and four field trips.

CRC researchers and PhD students have also been hard at work developing an impressive display of research posters.

Breaking away from tradition at AFAC14, this year’s conference dinner will be a bit different. A night at the Te Papa Museum will see New Zealand’s national museum open only to conference delegates, with a roaming dinner to be served at different exhibitions. It is sure to be an entertaining and memorable evening.

Be sure to visit the BNHCRC and AFAC stand, which will be located in the entrance foyer. The stand will feature each mini documentary video that has been developed as part of the Bushfire CRC Research To Drive Change online forum series on a specially designed display.

While you’re at the stand, make sure you grab a copy of our special new publication – a comprehensive document of the achievements of the Bushfire CRC from 2010-2014.

See you there or follow the conference on Facebook or Twitter #afac2014

More news from the CRC

New journal articles and reports on CRC research are available online.
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.
Photo: Nathan Maddock, Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC
Sophisticated fire mapping and modelling of fire severity is helping fire and land managers assess greenhouse gas emissions and develop carbon abatement plans.
NSW RFS Schools Program, photo by Ben Shepherd NSW RFS
Educating children and youth about disaster risk reduction and resilience is now front and centre around Australia, based on research that has identified the valuable role that children play in the safety of their...
Mud Army and SES volunteers working together at the 2011 Queensland floods. Photo: Queensland Fire and Emergency Services
Research has influenced key national initiatives, with findings used extensively for the development of the National Spontaneous Volunteer Strategy, handbook development by AIDR and the new NSW SES Volunteering Reimagined...
Black Saturday 2009 Kinglake
Research is helping government and emergency management agencies identify and allocate ownership of risks, how risk owners are responsible, and what they can do to manage them.
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.

News archives

AFAC17 logo

AFAC17 logo

All the resources from our 2017 conference

National research priorities for natural hazards

National research priorities for natural hazards

National priorities for research

November update: Southern Australian Seasonal Bushfire Outlook 2017-18

Bushfire outlook 2017-18

Four years of highlights

Bushfire planning with kids ebook

Explore by keyword