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Dr Marta Yebra at the 2017 Research Forum
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.
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.
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.
Alex Wolkow assessed how sleep deprivation and stress impacted on firefighter performance.
The next round of funding is available for the CRC’s Tactical Research Fund, established to support short-duration research projects to meet the near term needs of Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC partners.
Celeste Young presenting at the 2017 Research Forum
For a second straight year, the attendance record was broken at AFAC17 powered by INTERSCHUTZ, with more than 3,200 emergency service managers, volunteers, researchers and industry representatives gathering in Sydney...
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New journal articles and reports on CRC research are available online.
Ngarkat, Sth Australia, fire and smoke
New fire modelling software, teaching kids about bushfire and research on Cyclone Debbie are all covered in the latest edition of Fire Australia.
Future versions of Amicus will hopefully include a searchable database, allowing comparisons with historical fires, such as Black Saturday (pictured), in similar conditions. Photo: Country Fire Authority
New prediction software developed by CSIRO is helping to combine the complex science of fire behaviour prediction with the expert knowledge needed to fill in the gaps.
Photo: NSW Rural Fire Service
School curriculum changes have made the study of bushfire impacts compulsory for NSW primary students in Year 5 and 6, giving fire agencies a unique opportunity to improve community resilience
An aerial shot of the damage from the Margaret River fire in 2011
Prescribed burning can be a highly effective bushfire mitigation strategy, but despite good science, planning and practice, it is an inherently risky business.
Photo: NSW State Emergency Service
CRC research is investigating the impacts of Cyclone Debbie and helping to inform mitigation and resilience to severe wind

News archives

In the media

11 Sep ABC The World Today Sydney haze first sign of fiery summer
11 Sep Econo Times Extreme weather makes homelessness even worse. Here's how we can help
08 Sep Hills Gazette Midvale: bushfire-wise garden workshop series to be held in lead up to summer
08 Sep The Conversation Extreme weather makes homelessness even worse. Here’s how we can help
08 Sep Western Magazine RFS crews respond to Rylstone grass fire
08 Sep Macquarie University Seven ways to protect your pets in an emergency
08 Sep South Western Times Residents must be prepared for summer bushfire season
07 Sep The Mailtand Mercury Fires burn throughout Lower Hunter at Wallaroo and Wollombi
07 Sep ABC NSW Country Hour Indigenous fire management can teach us a thing or two
06 Sep ABC Country Hour Queensland Seasonal outlook for above average fire risk for most of Australia
06 Sep Shepparton News Hotter fire season expected to come early after dry winter
06 Sep Farm Weekly Prepare now for WA’s upcoming bushfire season
06 Sep US Story Australia braces for ‘elevated’ bushfire risk
06 Sep Alsh News Australia braces for 'elevated' bushfire risk
06 Sep The Weekly Times Fire season Victoria: Ongoing dry prompts warning of early onset
06 Sep ABC News Tips to prepare your pets for disasters
06 Sep The Conversation Seven ways to protect your pets in an emergency
06 Sep BBC News Australia braces for 'elevated' bushfire risk
06 Sep ABC News Looking after pets in emergencies: Why having a plan can be vital
06 Sep The Land Elevated NSW fire potential this season