News from the CRC

Release date
08 Feb 2016
More information:
Dr Michael Rumsewicz
Research Director

Deadline extended for conference abstracts

It is not too late to get your abstract in for AFAC16 powered by INTERSCHUTZ, the joint annual conference of the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC and AFAC, with the abstract deadline being extended until Monday 22 February.

All CRC projects are expected to submit an abstract, with the conference being a major avenue to the fire, land management and emergency services industry.

The conference will take place at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from 30 August to 2 September. The theme is Mitigation – Response – Recovery: Getting the balance right.

All the details needed to submit an abstract are available on the conference website, including submission guidelines with detailed information about the conference theme and topics to address. Note that abstracts must be submitted through the dedicated conference website.

A dedicated Research Forum will be held on the first day, and it is anticipated that many science papers will also appear on the program in subsequent days. The CRC will published science proceedings in a special publication following the conference. Selected papers will be peer-reviewed.

This year the conference has a new partnership with Hannover Fairs Australia, a subsidiary of Deutsche Messe, the organiser of the world-leading exhibition for firefighting, fire protection and rescue: INTERSCHUTZ. The partnership will deliver #AFAC16 under a renewed focus to embrace and support all fire and emergency agencies to achieve their goals and preserve public safety.

The #AFAC16 powered by INTERSCHUTZ Exhibition will attract and showcase the latest developments in emergency services equipment and technology from around the globe to the Australasian region.

Don't forget, you can watch all the highlights from this years conference in Adelaide below, and download a copy of the research proceedings here.

More news from the CRC

The new look Australian Journal of Emergency Management
The new-look Australian Journal of Emergency Management July 2016 edition is now out.
New journal articles and reports on CRC research are available online.
Steve Sutton
PhD student Steve Sutton has travelled to Indonesia this month to talk to a community about how preparedness played a role in their survival when a tsunami struck.
AFAC16 Powered by INTERSCHUTZ
The AFAC16 conference program features international speakers who will challenge perspectives on emergency management.
Photo by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning Vic
If you have migrated to Australia and then faced a natural disaster, your experience is valuable for a PhD study.
Measuring fuel loads in burnt plots.
This is the July 2016 newsletter from the Optimisation of fuel reduction burning regimes for fuel reduction, carbon, water and vegetation outcomes project, with updates for project end-users.
Li'l Larikkins copyright Southern Equity PL
Child-centred disaster risk reduction research outputs have been embedded in a range of national initiatives - into the school curriculum, in safety videos, a practice framework and an ebook.
Kinglake, Victoria after the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires
CRC researcher Prof John Handmer has investigated the circumstances surrounding the 172 civilian fatalities from Black Saturday, looking at the actions taken by each of the people who died and comparing them with the...
AFAC16 Powered by INTERSCHUTZ
Large and destructive hurricanes and storms that have lashed the United States in recent years will be used as case studies on disaster recovery to launch the Research Forum of AFAC16.
Post fire field work
New journal articles and reports on CRC research are available online.

News archives

All the resources from our 2015 conference

Research program in detail

Research proceedings from 2015 annual conference

Explore by keyword