News from the CRC

2015 conference logo

Conference registrations are now open
Conference registrations are now open
Release date
16 Feb 2015
More information:
Dr Michael Rumsewicz
Research Director

Call for abstracts extended

The call for abstracts submission date for the 2015 AFAC and Bushfire & Natural Hazards CRC conference has been extended to Monday 23 February 2015 due to the ongoing operational activity across the country.

All CRC projects are encouraged to submit an abstract, with the conference being a major avenue to the fire, land management and emergency service industry. This year the conference theme is New Directions in Emergency Management.

The program will address this theme as well as six core topics
      1.    Supporting our People - Challenging our Culture
      2.    The Science and Modelling of Hazards
      3.    The Challenge of Information Management
      4.    Building Community and Disaster Resilience
      5.    Working Together - Reform of the EM Sector (Interoperability)
      6.    Shared Responsibility

Note that the process has changed for submitting a paper for the Research Forum. Based on abstract reviews, authors will be given the opportunity to submit a 3000 word paper for a CRC Special Edition of the conference proceedings.

The conference website contains all the details about the submission process, including how to submit an abstract. Make sure you check it out at

The Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC and AFAC annual conference will be held in Adelaide Tuesday 1 - Thursday 3 September 2015 at the Adelaide Convention Centre.

More news from the CRC

If you're a CRC PhD student or early career researcher, you can win a great cash prize through the CRC Association’s Early Career Researcher Showcase, sponsored by CQUniversity.
Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC researchers briefed key Commonwealth government representatives recently in Canberra.
Australian panel for IDDR 2017
Emergency management practitioners and researchers gathered in Sydney last week for a public forum on reducing the impacts of disasters in Australia.
Hurricane Harvey damage. Photo: Daniel Smith
Research continues after a severe Atlantic hurricane season, with Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC researcher Dr Daniel Smith from the Cyclone Testing Station part of an international team investigating the impacts of...
SA SES volunteers clearing up after a storm. Photo SA State Emergency Service
New CRC research is investigating emergency volunteering into the future, and you are invited to share initiatives in your organisation.
International Day For Disaster Reduction
Sydney to host Australian forum for International Day for Disaster Reduction this Friday 13 October, with speakers covering international, national, state and local perspectives on disaster reduction.
Flooded road in South Australia. Photo: South Australia SES.
Flood warning research by the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC has been highlighted as one of the top ten science meets business innovations.
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.
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.
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.

News archives

All the resources from our 2016 conference

Research program in detail

Where, why and how are Australians dying in floods?

2015-2016 year in review

Bushfire planning with kids ebook

Explore by keyword