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Northern Australia Seasonal Bushfire Outlook 2015
Northern Australia Seasonal Bushfire Outlook 2015
16 Jul 2015
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The July 2015 Hazard News has news on the northern Australia fire season, a project on looking out for volunteers, and new videos and podcasts from researchers and end users on how the research is helping agencies. Plus, time is running out to register for our Research Forum in Adelaide - book now before it sells out.

In Views and Visions, CEO Dr Richard Thornton describes what the CRC has achieved in its first two years, and researchers Dr Mana Gharun, Steve Sutton and Dr Katharine Haynes describe recent happenings in their projects.

Resource

Northern Australia Seasonal Bushfire Outlook 2015
This Hazard Note details the Northern Australia Seasonal Bushfire Outlook 2015.
SES volunteers performing a rescue in bushland. Photo by ACT SES.
Hazard Note 006 an overview of the Sustainable volunteering cluster of Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC research projects.

News

Involve Your Kids! - bushfire planning ebook
CRC science has been highlighted by the United Nations in a new publication detailing case studies on using science for disaster risk reduction.
Christchurch earthquake
Short new videos on three CRC research projects explain the aims of the science underway and how end users will benefit from the work.
CRC board members with book authors Jeremy Russell-Smith, Andrews Edwards and local Independent MP Gerry Wood.
The potential of using bushfire as a management tool to reduce Northern Australia’s carbon footprint shows how science can support the development of new industries in northern Australia.
New publications on the website in the last month include a number of reports and journal papers.
This is the July 2015 newsletter from the Scientific Diversity, Scientific Uncertainty and Risk Mitigation Policy and Planning project (RMPP), with updates for project end users.
Managing animals during a hazard (Bendigo Advertiser)
The latest podcast from Emergency Management Australia is focused squarely on animals in emergencies, and features Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC researchers.
Northern Australia Seasonal Bushfire Outlook 2015
The fire season outlook for northern Australia is detailed in the Northern Australia Seasonal Bushfire Outlook 2015.
SES volunteers performing a rescue in bushland. Photo by ACT SES.
A recently released Hazard Note gives an overview of the Sustainable volunteering cluster of research projects.
VGI in disaster management. Photo by Billy Haworth
CRC PhD student Billy Haworth has been awarded a prestigious scholarship.

Event

Water bombing display at the RFSA 2015 conference.
There was plenty of interesting in all things Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC and AFAC at the 2014 Rural Fire Service Association conference in Mudgee, NSW.
EMC 2015
The Emergency Management Conference is the annual conference presented by the Emergency Services Foundation.
North Australia Fire Managers forum, field trip to Atherton Tablelands.
Fire managers from across the north of Australia discussed topics of current interest at the North Australian Fire Management Forum in Cairns.
AFAC 15 begins in Adelaide
More than 1500 people attended the Adelaide conference, which included the CRC Research Forum.

Blog

Researchers Becc D'Arcy and Lucinda Coates recording data from coronial inquest files.
Researching fatalities is a challenging task. First, you have to contend with the often tragic circumstances of deaths.
Richard Thornton opens the 2014 Research Forum
Happy Birthday Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC and a big thank you to all those who have made the first two years a raging success.
Dr Timothy Neale presenting at the forum. Photo by NSW RFS.
Last week I was lucky enough to spend a day at NSW Rural Fire Service where Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC end user Tony Jarrett was hosting a Social Science Research Information Sharing session.
Bethany and Dean from ACT Parks and Conservation Service measuring coarse woody debris before the burn, in the Cotter Catchment, ACT.
For our research project we are visiting a number of prescribed burns across south-east Australia to collect precise empirical data to describe how each burn affects fuel load, soil properties, carbon and water.
Yellow Water lilies
Can the way a community responds to a small natural hazard be a guide to the way it will respond to a more major event?
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