A review, a refresh and a Research Forum

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CRC researcher Andrew Gissing talking with the media.
CRC researcher Andrew Gissing talking with the media.
18 Aug 2016
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A focus on science at AFAC16, community engagement and smarter spending for August 2016's Hazard News.

News

Research refresh 2016 - rural land managers
The full research program of the CRC has been reviewed and renewed to take it through to the end of the current funding in 2021.
Jeff Kepert presents at the 2014 Research Forum
Interest in all things natural hazards science is high, with 400 researchers, emergency managers, volunteers and industry representatives set to be in Brisbane for our all-hazards Research Forum on 30 August.
New journal articles and reports on CRC research are available online.
BlazeAid volunteers putting in fences after Black Saturday. Photo: BlazeAid
Updates for end-users from the Out of uniform project team
The CFS information operations team with Community Fire Safe volunteer coordinator Jeff Ayres at the Sampson Flat fire ground. Photo: CFS
CRC research conducted for CFS is contributing towards new and improved program materials on group coordination and emotional preparedness for Community Fire Safe Groups in South Australia.
Korah Parackal
CRC PhD student Korah Parackal has won the James Cook University College of Science and Engineering 3 Minute Thesis competition.
AFAC16 Powered by INTERSCHUTZ
Experts to discuss importance of national resilience at AFAC16 in Brisbane from 30 August to 1 September.
An aircraft responds to a fire in Victoria. Photo by Wayne Rigg, CFA
Case studies show how to bridge the gap between research and practice using Bushfire CRC research.
PhD student Billy Haworth with a retro fire tanker in Launceston, while on placement at Tasmania Fire Service
Billy Haworth's student placement with the Tasmania Fire Service provided a valuable and rewarding experience.
Photo: New Zealand Fire Service
Modelling how uncertainties in wind behaviour can affect fire-spread will help predict fire behaviour for on-the-ground firefighting efforts, writes CRC PhD student Rachael Quill.
Fire Australia cover winter 2016
The Winter 2016 edition of Fire Australia magazine highlights important research including reducing hazard impacts with smarter spending, better integrating wind uncertainty into fire modelling and the rewarding experience a PhD student had on a recent agency placement.
Flooding in Brisbane after ex-Tropical Cyclone Oswald in January 2013. Shutterstock.com
If we want to reduce both the risk and cost of natural disasters, we first need to understand the economics of mitigation. New national research on integrated planning is showing us how.
Involve Your Kids! - bushfire planning ebook
‘Involve Your Kids!’ a free, downloadable bushfire education e-book for primary school-age children, was one of the early outputs of Dr Briony Tower’s research on child-centred disaster resilience education and is helping families prepare their children for bushfires.
Prescribed burning at Ngarkat Conservation Park, SA.
This is the second 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.

Event

Lessons from Natural Hazards Planning - a talk by Dr Gavin Smith

Blog

Reviewing and refreshing our research for 2017 and beyond.
CRC researcher Andrew Gissing talking with the media.
Here at the CRC, we are all in the business of communication.
Mount Fuji
In July 2016 I visited Japan to conducted fieldwork to support my PhD research on the impacts of volcanic ash, from Mount Fuji, on Japan’s highway system.
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All the resources from our 2016 conference

Research program in detail

Where, why and how are Australians dying in floods?

2015-2016 year in review

Bushfire planning with kids ebook

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