Latest News from the CRC


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 Jul ABC Canberra Drive National research priorities
10 Jul Insurance News Hazards research group puts focus on mitigation
05 Jul Stories of Australian Science How to stop people entering floodwater
30 Jun e-Global Travel Media Collaboration the key to improving emergency response
30 Jun The Conversation Building codes not enough to protect homes against water damage in severe storms
30 Jun Australian Security Magazine Risk Frontiers becomes an independent R&D company
13 Jun Insurance News Cyclone Debbie highlights building failure issues
13 Jun Insurance News Post-Tracy building codes ‘reduce cyclone deaths’
01 Jun University of Wollongong Research & Innovation Volunteer emergency research response
12 May Stock Journal Study scans CFS support
07 May The Brisbane Times Emergency weather alerts system questioned in wake of Cyclone Debbie
07 May The Sydney Morning Herald Emergency weather alerts system questioned in wake of Cyclone Debbie
10 Apr Asia Pacific Fire Can Graph Theory Techniques Help With Emergency Response?
08 Apr BBC News Cyclone Debbie: Why was aftermath deadlier than storm itself?
04 Apr The Conversation How do we stop volunteer emergency service workers quitting?
03 Apr The Conversation What’s critical about critical infrastructure?
16 Mar The Guardian NSW and Queensland flooding: four rescued as torrential rain batters states
28 Feb West Coast Sentinel Call for bushfire experiences
27 Feb Blue Mountains Gazette Preparing animals for disasters
13 Feb Radio National Drive Homes destroyed in "catastrophic" NSW blazes on RN Drive