2016 - a rewarding year of research and utilisation



A Year in Review 2015-16
A Year in Review 2015-16

Our Year in Review is out - recap all the highlights, plus Hazard Notes on the southern fire season, monitoring and predicting natural hazards, severe fire speard and economics in emergency management.


Researcher Graeme Riddell shows SA end-users aspects of the decision support system. Photo Tim Allan
Hazard Note 25 covers the Economics and strategic decisions cluster of projects, which are developing the tools required to undertake sound analysis of the costs and benefits of different disaster risk reduction strategies.
The Blue Mountains fires in 2013 have provided a wealth of research data that has helped RFS change their approach to bushfire safety. Photo by Gary P Hayes, supplied by NSW RFS.
Hazard Note 24 investigates a weather phenomenon known as mountain waves, which has contributed to severe fire spread in the State Mine Fire (NSW 2013), Margaret River (WA 2011) and Aberfeldy (Victoria 2013).
An updated Southern Australia Seasonal Bushfire Outlook has been released following record rainfall in large parts of Australia during spring.
Dr Marta Yebra conducting a grassland fire experiment. Photo: Carolina Luiz
Hazard Note 22 covers the Monitoring and prediction cluster of projects, which are improving our ability to understand, predict, forecast and monitor natural hazards.


Post fire field work
New journal articles and reports on CRC research are available online.
Year in Review 2015-2016
Read all the highlights for 2015-2016 in our online annual report.
ACT ESA staff met with the UoW research team to learn more about the leadership program. Photo Paul Jones
A leadership program developed by Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC researchers at the University of Wollongong is helping the State Emergency Services and the Rural Fire Services tackle one of the biggest challenges they face: reducing the turnover in their volunteer workforce.
Craig Ashhurst and Liz Clarke mapping workshop data.
This is the December 2016 newsletter from the Scientific diversity, scientific uncertainty and risk mitigation policy and planning project (RMPP), with updates for project end-users.
Floodwaters rage below Kings Bridge, Launceston. Photo Flickr upsticksngo_crew
New research by the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC will strengthen flood mitigation in Launceston following the floods in the city in June this year.
Cyclone Testing Station group
CRC researchers from James Cook University and the University of Queensland met recently to discuss pre-tropical cyclone actions and undertake cyclone deployment strategy testing.
Yang Chen
Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC PhD student Yang Chen has been awarded a best student paper, along with an overseas merit prize from the Chinese government.
End-user Julie Molloy (Volunteering Queensland) at the 2015 ANZDEMC.
Abstract submissions are now open for the Australian and New Zealand Disaster & Emergency Management Conference.
Australian Institute of Disaster Resilience launch November 2015 Andrew Coghlan
Episode 19 of the Emergency Management Australia (EMA) podcast is now available and celebrates one year of the Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience (AIDR).
Prof Charitha Pattiaratchi speaks at the 2016 conference.
The call for abstracts for AFAC17 powered by INTERSCHUTZ, the CRC's annual conference with AFAC, is now open.
Managing animals during a hazard (Bendigo Advertiser)
Participants are needed to take part in a survey of community bushfire preparation and response in Tasmania.


Our PhD education program is continually evolving, and with this in mind, we’ve put together some handy resources to help our PhD students.
River in flood
Last week marked a milestone in the life of the CRC: the Board of the centre met and approved the research portfolio for the next four years.
Participants at the workshop. Photo: Tarn Kruger
With the Out of Uniform project nearing completion, we conducted a couple of workshops to explore some of the aspects of the project.
AFAC17 logo

AFAC17 logo

All the resources from our 2017 conference

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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