February 2015 - Lessons in SA fire

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Adelaide Hills bushfire, January 2015. Photo: Chris Bastian, CFS
Adelaide Hills bushfire, January 2015. Photo: Chris Bastian, CFS
10 Feb 2015
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In the first edition of the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC Hazard News for 2015, we bring you news about research following recent bushfires in South Australia, conference abstracts closing soon, detalis on the next Research Advisory Forum and much more.

News

Adelaide Hills bushfire, January 2015. Photo: Chris Bastian, CFS
The Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC has been engaged by the CFS to coordinate research investigating community safety, building impacts and the use of fire modelling following the Sampson Flat fire in the Adelaide Hills in early January 2015.
This new section of Hazard News will highlight new reports that have been published on the CRC website since the last newsletter.
Children at bushfire stand at the Australian Science Festival
Worldwide disaster risk reduction initiatives in the lead up to the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Japan are featured in a UN monthly online newsletter.
Fire spread. Photo: CFA Communities and Communication
A new publication to assist fire behaviour analysts and incident managers answer critical questions in predicting bushfire behaviour.
Flooded house Victoria
This newsletter has been put together by the Communications and warnings cluster to keep end‐users informed about key work across each of the projects.
Fire Australia cover, summer 2015
Four CRC research projects have been profiled in the latest edition of Fire Australia.
RFS volunteer. Photo: Damien Ford NSW RFS
This update provides news on the four streams of research in the Emergency volunteering project.
Research in action in north east Victoria.
Support of up to $2000 is available to support conference attendance by AFAC members who demonstrate that they have utilised Bushfire CRC research to improve the business of their organisation.
Annual Conference 2014
All research posters from the 2014 Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC and AFAC conference in Wellington are available to be returned to authors.

Blog

Adelaide 2015 annual conference
I urge all projects to submit abstracts to our joint annual conference with AFAC - deadline is COB Monday 23 February.
Whakamaru ignimbrite
In December 2014 I attended the Collapse Caldera Short Course and Workshop in Taupo, New Zealand, to learn more about collapse calderas, the eruption processes that form them and to discuss my work with experts in various fields.
A FDR sign displaying a TFB and Extreme conditions
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