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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

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
30 Nov Adelaide Advertiser Heatwaves and bushfires to be feature of a hot and dry summer
30 Nov The Courier Mail Geelong cool for first day of summer, but warm 30C weather on the horizon
30 Nov WA Today Get ready for summer: experts share tips on avoiding potentially fatal hazards
30 Nov The Daily Telegraph Heatwaves and bushfires to be feature of a hot and dry summer
30 Nov Daily Mail Get ready for the hottest summer EVER: Sydney to be HIT by heatwaves and bushfires with a sweltering start to December
30 Nov The Sydney Morning Herald Get ready for summer: experts share tips on avoiding potentially fatal hazards
30 Nov Gold Coast Bulletin Heatwaves and bushfires to be feature of a hot and dry summer
27 Nov The West Australian Hot, dry December could ramp up fire risk
27 Nov Yahoo News Hot, dry December could ramp up fire risk
27 Nov The New Daily Extreme heat forecast for summer could trigger wildfires: BoM
23 Nov BBC Radio 5 Live Up All Night Dr Richard Thornton discusses all things bushfire research
16 Nov trueviralnews.com ‘Sitting ducks’: The Sydney homeowners facing reduced property values
16 Nov Illawarra Mercury Sydney homeowners face properties being reduced in value because of climate change, Climate Risk group says
16 Nov The Sydney Morning Herald Sydney homeowners face properties being reduced in value because of climate change, Climate Risk group says
14 Nov Yahoo NZ ICA warns of grim disaster season
14 Nov SBS ICA warns of grim disaster season

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