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

14 Nov The Courier Mail Queensland summer storms to take toll on insurance claims
11 Nov The Conversation Firestorms: the bushfire/thunderstorm hybrids we urgently need to understand
08 Nov The three climatic conditions which suggest a long and difficult bushfire season
05 Nov Perth Now WA bushfires: Alarm over lack of disaster plans amid summer fire threat
01 Nov 666 ABC Canberra ACT bushfire season may still be dangerous, despite wet winter delaying onset
30 Oct Are you insured for disaster season?
29 Oct The Age New thrust in rural fire education
29 Oct The Sydney Morning Herald New thrust in rural fire education
28 Oct The Sydney Morning Herald Are you insured for disaster season?
27 Oct PS News Warm weather sparks bushfire strategy
11 Oct Ballarat Courier Wet weathers adds fuel to fire
09 Oct The West Australian Long, wet winter could mean disaster for bushfire season
07 Oct Herald Sun Victorians warned bushfire risk ‘above average’ in many places this summer
06 Oct PS News Weather puts dampener on bushfires
29 Sep Mandurah Coastal Times Yarloop-Waroona Fire: WA Premier supports rural fire services but sets no timeline for implementation
18 Sep Perth Now WA bushfires: calls for a dedicated rural fire service after Yarloop blaze
13 Sep Star Weekly Be prepared for an intense fire season
12 Sep ABC Victoria Victoria bushfire threat: Planned burns already underway as state prepares for intense fire season
12 Sep Townsville Bulletin String of fires probed
11 Sep Sky News Storms and bushfires expected as heat rises