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Deputy Secretary of the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service, Peter Mooney, opens the Hobart RAF.
Deputy Secretary of the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service, Peter Mooney, opens the Hobart RAF.
24 May 2016
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May 2016's edition of Hazard News features:

  • News - Recap the Research Advisory Forum + flood, fire & mitigation updates 
  • Hazard Note - how can we better cope with extreme water levels on the coast?
  • Conferences - program out for annual conference 
  • Research - case studies on using science & tailor-made burning solutions
  • Watch - end-users & researchers explain the science, talks from Fire and Fuels
  • Blogs - from the CEO, an end-user & PhD students
  • New online - new reports & journal papers


Road damage from storm surge, Jimmy's Beach, NSW. Photo NSW SES
Hazard Note 16 explains how our research will strengthen Australia’s capability to make informed decisions for an improved resilience of coastal communities and infrastructure.


CRC sign
New journal articles and reports on CRC research are available online.
Prescribed burning in northern NSW
This is the first project update from the From hectares to tailor-made solutions study, with information for end-users and those interested in the latest from the project.
Australian Journal of Emergency Management April 2016
The latest edition of the Australian Journal of Emergency Management is out now, published by the Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience.
PhD students with the Aurora Australis in Hobart.
The CRC has held a PhD student development day, with 14 PhD students attending in Hobart.
Deputy Secretary of the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service, Peter Mooney, opens the Hobart RAF.
A packed house was on hand in Hobart for the first Research Advisory Forum (RAF) of 2016, with more than 130 end-users, researchers and PhD students from around the country gathering to discuss the latest research findings.
A series of videos, now available, highlight some of the benefits of CRC research and the problems that the science is trying to solve.
Fire Australia Autumn 2016 edition
The Autumn 2016 edition of Fire Australia magazine is now available featuring the latest research and developments that are aiding the fire, emergency services and land management sectors.
RU case study
What works and what gets in the way of using research? End-users and CRC researchers share some firsthand insights in the latest AFAC case study on research utilisation.
Gamba grass burn
What are the routes between science, policy and planning? And why are they complex and variable? Dr Timothy Neale connects the dots between research and policy.
Clarence River, Grafton, NSW
CRC research is testing a new approach to flood forecasting using satellite technology, which may be the key to better mitigation.
Morayfield, QLD flood
Damage from floods, fires and storms can be prevented by careful planning and investment, writes our CEO Dr Richard Thornton.
Dr Sarah McCaffrey
Much of what we believe about the public's response to bushfire risk is wrong, according to visiting US researcher Dr Sarah McCaffrey.
Leading researchers will showcase the latest findings from CRC projects at AFAC16 powered by INTERSCHUTZ, the annual Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC and AFAC conference.
James collecting data in Tasmania. Photo: James Furland
CRC PhD student James Furland has been collecting post-fire data on forest fuel loads after this summer's fires in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage area.
DFES Bushfire Preparedness Tool
Western Australia's Department of Fire and Emergency Services is piloting a new survey tool to help households check their bushfire preparation.


Research Advisory Forum, Hobart, May 2016
The Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC Research Advisory Forum, Hobart, May 2016.


Soon, the CRC will have been in operation for three years with the research program running for around two and a half. So what have we done? And how can we use it?
Past and present CRC PhD students in Hobart.
I recently attended both the Research Advisory Forum and the student development workshop - the biggest take away for me was just how important dialogue is.
End-users and researchers engaged in technical discussions during breakout sessions at the 2016 Research Advisory Forum in Hobart.
The recent Research Advisory Forum in Hobart provided an excellent opportunity to check progress and (where necessary) refocus directions heading into the final stages of some work.
PhD student Billy Haworth with a retro fire tanker in Launceston, while on placement at Tasmania Fire Service
I have recently completed a CRC student placement with the Tasmania Fire Services' Bushfire Ready Neighbours program, which was an immensely enriching and valuable experience.
AFAC17 logo

AFAC17 logo

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National research priorities for natural hazards

National research priorities for natural hazards

National priorities for research

The Sir Ivan fire. Photo: Nick Moir, Fairfax Media

The Sir Ivan fire. Photo: Nick Moir, Fairfax Media

Research findings from 2017 NSW fires

Four years of highlights

Bushfire planning with kids ebook

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