News from the CRC
Cross Tasman research flows
Natural hazards research findings will continue to flow between Australia and New Zealand under a new agreement signed at the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC and AFAC conference in Adelaide.
The Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC and the New Zealand Natural Hazards Research Platform (NHRP) formalised a Memorandum of Understanding, cementing a relationship that has developed in recent years. The agreement was signed by CRC CEO Dr Richard Thornton and Dr Kelvin Berryman, the Director of the NHRP, with Dr Hannah Brackley, Manager of Policy and Strategy at the NHRP, and Dr Michael Rumsewicz, Research Manager at the BNHCRC.
The NHRP is similar to the CRC in that it is a multi-party research platform funded by the NZ Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, and is dedicated to increasing New Zealand's resilience to natural hazards through high quality collaborative research.
And like the CRC in Australia, the NHRP is the National Committee for the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk in New Zealand. These committees are backed by the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction, the International Council for Science and the International Social Science Council.
Discussions are now under way to share the research findings between Australia and New Zealand.
See more on the NHRP here: http://www.naturalhazards.org.nz/