New research, fire outlook and science on show in Brisbane

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Charitha Pattiaratchi discusses improving predictions of extreme water levels along the coast.
Charitha Pattiaratchi discusses improving predictions of extreme water levels along the coast.

A huge post-conference edition of Hazard News wraps up the conference, has the details on new research projects and the bushfire outlook for southern Australia.

Resource

The Southern Australia Seasonal Bushfire Outlook 2016 shows a mixed picture for fire potential, with the exceptionally warm and wet conditions experienced through winter likely to continue into spring.

News

New journal articles and reports on CRC research are available online.
Yang receiving her Royal Society of Victoria Young Research Scientist award.
CRC PhD student Yang Chen has beaten off 100 other entries to win the Royal Society of Victoria Young Scientist Research Prize.
Korah Parackal
PhD student Korah Parackal showed he can communicate his science well by being voted 'People's Choice' at the James Cook University 3 Minute Thesis faculty final.
Charitha Pattiaratchi discusses improving predictions of extreme water levels along the coast.
With a focus on the science of natural hazards, the papers from the 2016 Research Forum held in Brisbane on 30 August are available in full.
RAPP Australia's Roger Buckle presents Stephen Phillips with the first aid kit.
Stephen Phillips from the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services was our lucky winner of a professional quality first aid kit at our annual conference.
Richard Thornton presenting the Outstanding Achievement award to Prof Vivienne Tippett and Andrew Richards.
The Connecting communities and resilience project team and PhD student Billy Haworth have been recognised with CRC awards.
The Hon. Bill Byrne, Queensland Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services, opened the conference.
The attendance record was broken at AFAC16 powered by INTERSCHUTZ, with more than 2,500 emergency service managers, volunteers, researchers and industry representatives gathering in Brisbane from 30 August to 2 September for the annual Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC & AFAC conference.
The AFAC16 Research Forum opened with Laurie Hammond
AFAC16 powered by INTERSCHUTZ, the largest emergency management conference and exhibition in Australasia, that concluded yesterday, has experienced record breaking attendance.
The research poster display was a highlight of the AFAC16 Research Forum
More than 2,500 people from Australia and New Zealand’s emergency services met in Brisbane from 30 August to 1 September to discuss the latest in disaster-related research and experience.
Photo: Australasian Road Rescue Organisation
The world’s latest fire fighting and emergency rescue technologies including car crash rescue equipment, helicopter drones, and a water turbine mounted on a robot bulldozer will all be on show next week at AFAC16 powered by INTERSCHUTZ at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Calling all researchers who can add to the CRC research program.
The NSW Rural Fire Service and Tasmania Fire Service fighting the Tasmanian fires in early 2016. Photo: Mick Reynolds, NSW RFS
As the nation heads toward the 2016/17 disaster season, it is critical that Australian firefighters and emergency response agencies are able to call on additional support from across the country to meet the heightened resource demands in the face of an emergency.

Event

WAFES volunteers conference Perth 2016
The CRC was a high profile participant in the Valuing Volunteers conference in Perth.
The AFAC16 Research Forum opened with Laurie Hammond
Research was a strong focus in Brisbane for #AFAC16 powered by INTERSCHUTZ - the annual Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC and AFAC conference.

Blog

AFAC16 media conference southern bushfire outlook
The annual conference is a great opportunity to promote the research of the CRC - and not just to those attending in person.
Dr Gavin Smith addresses the 2016 Research Forum.
The mitigation and diversity debates will continue during discussions on what the new research projects will be.
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