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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

02 Sep The Mercury Warning of bad bushfire season for Tasmania
02 Sep The Sydney Morning Herald Despite the August rain, another active fire season threatens
02 Sep Yahoo News Firefighters bracing for long, dry Canberra summer
01 Sep The Australian Australia and NZ 'learning from adversity'
01 Sep The Standard Fuel-reduction burns in catchments less of a hazard than previously thought, research finds
01 Sep Herald Sun Australia and NZ 'learning from adversity'
01 Sep The Standard Fuel-reduction burns in catchments less of a hazard than previously thought, research finds
30 Aug NewsMaker Predicting community behavior to disasters to be presented at Emergency Services conference in New Zealand
29 Aug Yahoo News NZ Natural disasters the focus of international conference
29 Aug Scoop Natural disasters focus of major international conference in Wellington
27 Aug CQUni News Strong CQUni contingent visits NZ for 'learning from adversity' event
12 Aug ABC El Nino weather pattern could bring longer bushfire season to Queensland
11 Aug Tasmanian Times Burnoff policies could be damaging habitats for 100 years
08 Aug The Conversation Burnoff policies could be damaging habitats for 100 years
11 Feb The Australian Response to emergency 'proves lessons learned'
11 Feb The Age 'You don't expect it to happen to you'
11 Feb Seven News Emergency warnings under review
10 Feb Australian Science Media Centre Bushfires – are we getting better at surviving? Experts respond
30 Oct Australian Journal of Emergency Management The Challenges Ahead
30 Sep ABC PM Fire authorities warn of grassfire threat in season to come

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