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Research Forum at Brisbane AFAC16
Research Forum at Brisbane AFAC16
24 Aug 2017
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August 2017's Hazard News has a focus on research at AFAC17, while also highlighting insights from Black Saturday, a survey on cyclone preparedness and audio available to stream from Research Driving Change - Showcase 2017.

News

Dr Veronique Florec is making the trip to Antarctica with fellow West Australian’s Jessica Brainard (Western Australia Museum), Rachel Zombor (WA Department of Heath), Anais Pages (CSIRO) and Valerie Sage (CSIRO).
Project leader Dr Veronique Florec one of 80 scientists to join an all-female international expedition to Antarctic next year.
Photo: Australasian Road Rescue Organisation
The Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC is set to commence three new short-term research projects as part of the CRC Tactical Research Fund.
Dr Michael Rumsewicz
It is with sadness that we are saying goodbye to our long-standing Research Director, Dr Michael Rumsewicz who is leaving the CRC on 27 October.
A cool change approaches the 2015 Hastings fire in Victoria. Photo: Glenn Thompson
Fatigue management of volunteers is impacting on emergency management agencies in the face of extreme weather events brought about by climate change, according to leading climate and emergency management experts speaking at the AFAC17 powered by INTERSHUTZ conference and exhibition in Sydney, 4-7 September.
Roof damage from Cyclone Debbie (Picture: Cyclone Testing Station, JCU)
If you live in coastal North Queensland between Cairns and Rockhampton, your experience is valuable for a PhD study.
Black Saturday 2009 Kinglake
Major research insights on the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria have been distilled into a practical industry guide on key messaging in catastrophic bushfires.
Black Saturday 2009 Kinglake
An all-day workshop on strategic risk ownership for emergency managers will lead the CRC component of the post conference development program at AFAC17, in Sydney next month.
With an emphasis on psychosocial recovery research, the July 2017 Australian Journal of Emergency Management is now online
Research Forum at Brisbane AFAC16
An international take on natural hazards science will feature at the CRC all-hazards Research Forum in Sydney next month.
AFAC 16 Conference
Leading international smart data expert, and a Senior Firefighter in the Netherlands, Mr Bart van Leeuwen, urges Australian fire and emergency services to harness the power of smart data to make predictions of the unexpected; ahead of his keynote presentation at Australasia’s premier emergency management conference, AFAC17 powered by INTERSHUTZ, 4-7 September 2017.

Blog

Fire behaviour research at CEIF
I travelled to the University of Coimbra in Portugal in late June, where I was hosted for two weeks at the Centre for Forest Fire Studies.
Brigade personnel instruct residents how to prepare for a bushfire. Photo: Damien Ford, NSW Rural Fire Service
New straightforward public policies can increase disaster risk reduction by encouraging fire-fitness as a routine part of daily life.
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