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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

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In the media

05 Sep Yahoo News NZ Early bushfire season tipped for Tasmania
05 Sep Climate change driving dangerous bushfire season ahead
05 Sep Mandurah Mail WA residents urged to prepare for bushfire season: DFES
05 Sep The Age Extreme bushfire danger for southern Australia
05 Sep Adelaide Advertiser 2017 SA Seasonal Bushfire Outlook shows dry SA winter provides perfect conditions for severe fire season this summer
05 Sep Canberra Times Commissioner Dominic Lane says Canberra facing worst bushfire season since 2003
05 Sep Radio National Drive Outlook for this year's bushfire season
05 Sep Insurance and risk Bushfire season to start early
05 Sep The Sydney Morning Herald Fire authorities brace for 'elevated' risk across much of eastern Australia
05 Sep ABC News Bushfire outlook: Warm, dry winter ratchets up threat level ahead of summer fire season
05 Sep ABC News Tasmania Tasmanians warned of early start to bushfire season following dry winter
05 Sep Yahoo News NZ WA told to prepare for deadly fire season
05 Sep Captial Bay Bushfire risk for popular summer holiday destinations
05 Sep ABC Radio 702 Sydney Sydney residents not being proactive or taking heatwaves seriously, researcher warns
04 Sep ABC News Climate change increasing the intensity and impact of extreme weather, BOM tells emergency managers
03 Sep Glouster Advocate NSW Rural Fire Service study to improve community safety
01 Sep eGlobal Travel Media New technology supporting Australia’s emergency management training and response
30 Aug Wingham Chronicle University of Wollongong and RFS survey
29 Aug Manning River Times University of Wollongong and RFS survey
26 Aug The Northern Star Firefighters urge residents to online bushfire survey