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Short new videos on three CRC research projects explain the aims of the science underway and how end users will benefit from the work.

The first clip features Dr Josh Whittaker (RMIT) and end user Lucas van Rijswijk (Tasmania Fire Service) briefly explaining the 'Out of Uniform' project. This project is investigating sustainable volunteering for emergency management, focusing on non-traditional forms of emergency volunteering.


The 'Using realistic disaster scenario analysis to understand natural hazard impacts and emergency management requirements' project is outlined by researcher Andrew Gissing (Risk Frontiers) and end user Simon Opper (NSW SES). This project is modelling a series of natural disaster scenarios for major cities across Australia to quantify their impacts on society, critical infrastructure, lifelines and buildings, and where possible the natural environment.

User generated geographic infomation and the opportunities this presents for the creation and dissemination of disaster-related geographic intelligence is the topic of Billy Haworth's (University of Sydney) PhD. Watch Billy outline his thesis topic and how volunteered geographic information can assist in prevention and preparedness for emergencies. For his PhD, Billy is working with the Tasmania Fire Service and their Bushfire Ready Neighbourhoods program to explore how these technologies can be used for engaging communities in bushfire preparation.

Key speakers on the program for our annual conference with AFAC, this year in Adelaide from 1-4 September, highlight their talks in the below video. 

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