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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

21 Aug The Conversation Dry winter primes Sydney Basin for early start of bushfire season
21 Aug The Conversation Where to take refuge in your home during a bushfire
20 Aug Business Daily Dry winter primes Sydney Basin for early start of bushfire season
20 Aug Business Daily Where to take refuge in your home during a bushfire
17 Aug Mudgee Guardian Residents urged to take part in online research
13 Aug The Sydney Morning Herald Falling moisture levels and rising mercury point to risk of major fires in NSW
04 Aug The North West Star Rural Fire Service warns landholders to prepare for bushfires
03 Aug Australian Strategic Policy Institute Coordination of federal, state and local disaster management arrangements in Australia: lessons from the UK and the US
01 Aug Live News New Zealand Australia Emergency Services: International expert urges Firefighters to embrace Smart Data
31 Jul The West Australian Authorities issue fire warning as fuel loads increase
28 Jul The West Australian Bushfire risk high this year
25 Jul International Fire Protection German And European Exhibitors Take Part In Sydney
23 Jul The Age Return of the 'big dry' points to active and early fire season across the south
23 Jul The Sydney Morning Herald Return of the 'big dry' points to active and early fire season across the south
22 Jul The Daily Advertiser Return of the 'big dry' points to active and early fire season across the south
22 Jul TVN ‘It’s almost locked in to have above-average temperatures from climate change’
21 Jul The Echo Flood survey: Did you stay or did you evacuate?
21 Jul ABC WA Country Hour Country Hour for Friday 21 July, 2017
20 Jul Northern Star Lismore floods, did you stay or did you go?
19 Jul The Weekly - DEWNR Hazard management featured at national research showcase

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