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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

06 Jan ABC Science Lightning, tornadoes and mice: the science of bushfires
05 Jan Circular Head Chronicle Bushfire survey
19 Dec The Sydney Morning Herald Bushfire risk reduction should not cost lives
15 Dec WA Today Nullarbor bushfires which forced highway closure visible from space
15 Dec Margaret River Mail Nullarbor bushfires which forced highway closure visible from space
15 Dec Hawkesbury Gazette Homeowners encouraged to assess bush fire exposure
14 Dec QUT Health News Is your health prepared for storm season?
08 Dec Royal Auto RACV member warns on bushfires
07 Dec Riverine Herald North-east fire risk upgraded
06 Dec Sunraysia Daily Outlook for higher risk
06 Dec The Maryborough District Advertiser Commissioner warns of above average fire season
05 Dec The Murray Valley Standard Murraylands fire risk increased for summer 2016/17
05 Dec Insurance News Wet winter fuels grassland fire risk
02 Dec Gympie Times Horror summer on the cards
02 Dec Insurance and risk Australia underinsured against bushfires
02 Dec Insurance Business ICA, fire services warn against bushfire underinsurance
01 Dec Herald Sun Record winter rainfall could lead to a horror summer of scorching temperatures and bushfires
01 Dec New Zealand Herald Aussie warned of bush fires and heatwaves this summer
01 Dec The Guardian Australia braces for extreme weather as summer gets off to sweltering start
01 Dec The Sydney Morning Herald Sizzling week ahead as Canberra enters warmer than average summer with higher fire risk

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