December 2014 - Research fires up at forum

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12 Dec 2014
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In the final 2014 edition of the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC Hazard News, we bring you news from our Research Advisory Forum, our updated seasonal bushfire outlook for Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania, and new research links with Europe, plus much more. On the blog front, CEO Richard Thornton recaps a fire science conference in Portugal and project leader Kevin Ronan recounts his experiences with the UN.

News

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Researchers in the Improving the resilience of existing housing to severe wind events project are seeking the assistance of the construction industry to help them gather valuable data.
Projects based on the physical sciences and engineering were the focus of the Research Advisory Forum (RAF) in Melbourne last week.
Conference registrations are now open
Submit your abstract for the 2015 Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC and AFAC annual conference now.
TFS accept their Resilient Australia Award
The Tasmania Fire Service have been awarded a national Resilient Australia Award for their Bushfire-Ready Neighbourhoods program, backed by CRC research.
MOU signed in Coimbra 2014 with ADAI and the BNHCRC
European and Australian researchers will work closely on the latest fire science through an agreement signed in Portugal last month.
Burning tree
This is the December 2014 newsletter from the Fire spread prediction across fuel types project, with updates for project end users.
Using science to help decision-making
This is the December 2014 newsletter from the Scientific Diversity, Scientific Uncertainty and Risk Mitigation Policy and Planning project (RMPP), with updates for project end users.
A CFU member in NSW
Fire and Rescue NSW have recently received over a million dollars in funding to implement recommendations from Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC research.
A new reception - with Marg Staples
We have moved office! Effective Monday 8th December, we are now located on Level 1 at 340 Albert Street, East Melbourne.
Updated seasonal bushfire outlook November 2014
An updated Southern Australia Seasonal Bushfire Outlook has been released, covering Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania.
BNH CRC launch Parliament House Canberra 10 December 2013
The first year of the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC has been summarised in the Annual Report 2013-14.

Blog

Kevin Ronan at the UN in Geneva
I have recently represented the CRC at a series of UN meetings in London, Paris and Geneva.
AFAC14 CRC booth
In 2014, our priority has been to lay the foundations for an anticipated explosion in multi-hazard communications in coming years.
End user and researcher colloboration is vital
In recent weeks we have been conducting the first of our Project Huddles for our end users. These are a chance for end users to let us know what is working well so far; what challenges are being faced and how we at the CRC can assist.
The 7th International Conference on Forest Fire Research in Coimbra provided a great chance to see the issues that are being considered across the globe.
Karin Reinke at the RAF
Wow – we are really doing stuff now and not just talking about hopes and expectations, with 100 people attending our Research Advisory Forum in Melbourne last week.
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