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Research Driving Change Showcase 2017 - fire and severe weather scientists
Research Driving Change Showcase 2017 - fire and severe weather scientists
Partners in the CRC will receive the publication Highlights and Achievements 2013-2017. In a departure from the usual annual report format, this report is an overview of the first four years of the CRC’s eight-year funding period, based around the projects, the people and the organisations that contributed to the overall success of the centre.
New journal articles and reports on CRC research are available online.
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Research is helping government and emergency management agencies identify and allocate ownership of risks, how risk owners are responsible, and what they can do to manage them.
Planning for animals during an emergency adds another layer of complexity.
Australians love their pets – and this influences how people behave during an emergency, with emergency services incorporating findings from research to influence their plans and policies during disasters.
A flood wipes out a bridge in southern WA, February 2017. Photo: Dana Fairhead
Changing the focus of warning messages based on research has been the key to ensure critical safety advice is heard and acted upon.
Photo: Sascha Grant CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Using the latest satellite-based earth observation systems and the Himawari satellite, research will allow fire managers to hone in on bushfires before they become too large to handle.
Photo: Michael Dawes (CC BY-NC 2.0)
Research has shown that improvements can be made that can strengthen houses to reduce wind damage, as well as save money through the reduction of insurance premiums.
Photo: South Australia SES
‘What if?’ scenario modelling by the CRC is helping government, planning authorities and emergency service agencies think through the costs and consequences of various options on preparing for major disasters and how...
Photo: South Australia SES
Emergency Management Victoria is embedding national findings to develop a better understanding of resilience at the state level, using baseline data to build a ‘living’ resilience index within the organisation.
Photo: New Zealand Fire Service

Teamwork is essential to ensure incident management teams function to the best of their ability in challenging and high stakes environments. To help improve teamwork, practical tools have been developed by the...

Prescribed burning underway. Photo Veronique Florec
Not everything that is important can be assigned a dollar value, with research helping natural hazards managers justify the use and allocation of resources for mitigation efforts.

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In the media

02 Sep Farm Weekly Fire season threatens despite rain
02 Sep Insurance Council of Australia Bushfire outlook sends timely reminder to communities
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 Seven News Emergency warnings under review
11 Feb The Australian Response to emergency 'proves lessons learned'
11 Feb The Age 'You don't expect it to happen to you'
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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