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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

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In the media

01 Dec The Australian Soggy soil means we’re in for a summer sauna
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
30 Nov Ballarat Courier Making hay before the sun shines too much
30 Nov Beef Central Fire risk warning upgraded after spring rain boosts fuel loads
30 Nov The Ararat Advertiser Wimmera harvest and fire season to conincide
30 Nov Hepburn Advocate Making hay before the sun shines too much
30 Nov thisismoney.co.uk Get ready for the hottest summer EVER: Sydney to be HIT by heatwaves and bushfires with a sweltering start to December
30 Nov The Courier Mail Heatwaves and bushfires to be feature of a hot and dry summer
30 Nov why4news.com Sydney weather heats up as summer brings heatwaves and out-of-control bushfires
30 Nov The Mercury Heatwaves and bushfires to be feature of a hot and dry summer
30 Nov Geelong Advertiser Geelong cool for first day of summer, but warm 30C weather on the horizon
30 Nov SBS Bushfire threat upgraded for southern Aust
30 Nov Brisbane Times Get ready for summer: experts share tips on avoiding potentially fatal hazards
30 Nov Gold Coast Bulletin Geelong cool for first day of summer, but warm 30C weather on the horizon
30 Nov ABC Victoria Victoria's bushfire threat high with hot, dry summer to come
30 Nov Canberra Times Get ready for summer: experts share tips on avoiding potentially fatal hazards
30 Nov Perth Now Heatwaves and bushfires to be feature of a hot and dry summer
30 Nov Ballarat Courier Fire outlook upgraded for central Victoria
30 Nov The Age High bushfire risk as Victoria heads into hot, dry summer

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