News from the CRC
Research focus in Hobart
A packed house was on hand in Hobart for the first Research Advisory Forum (RAF) of 2016, with more than 130 end-users, researchers and PhD students from around the country gathering to discuss the latest research findings.
Opened by the Deputy Secretary of the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service, Peter Mooney, the two days was the largest RAF ever, and featured presentations from projects within the Resilience and Policy themes of the research program, as well as in-depth workshops between end-users and researchers on transitioning the research to utilisation.
All presentations from the two days are available on the Hobart RAF page, under the resources tab.
Each project gave a 30 minute presentation, which included an overview on the state of the project and findings so far. End-user representatives also discussed how they thought each project was going and where it was headed in terms of research utilisation. Projects showcased include studies from the following clusters:
- Governance and institutional knowledge
- Economics, policy and decision-making
- Scenarios and loss analysis
- Communications and warning
- Understanding and measuring social resilience
- Sustainable volunteering
- Emergency management capability
The first day of the RAF also coincided with Wear Orange Wednesday, with many attendees dressing in orange in support of the SES.
The RAF supports both the research and utilisation aims of the CRC and allows for a more intensive discussion on the progress of each project as well as providing more opportunities for informal networking.