CRC focused and engaged: review panel

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Science at the Shine Dome 2018
Science at the Shine Dome 2018

A summary of our independent review, coastal research focus, strengthening incident management and animal emergency management, and the program launch for our annual conference are all featured in May 2018's Hazard News.

News

An independent review of the achievements, the governance and management of the CRC has confirmed that the CRC is progressing well with its research, utilisation and outreach activities and is on the right track to defining its longer-term future.
CRC booth at ANZDMC.
Research from the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC was recently featured on the Gold Coast.
Dr Josh Whitaker presents his findings on three catastrophic bushfires. Photo: Anthony Clark.
CRC research into communication and community engagement was front and centre in Coffs Harbour last week at the Australian Community Engagement and Fire Awareness Conference.
Dr Mel Parsons informing stakeholders on her work on the Australian Natural Disaster Resilience Index.
Around 50 people from across the ACT were briefed in May on several key research projects underway at the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC.
Science at the Shine Dome 2018
The annual Science at the Shine Dome was this year supported by the CRC with a focus on natural hazards science.
Mark Crosweller AFSM speaks at the 2018 Science at the Shine Dome.
The CRC welcomes Mark Crosweller, AFSM, to its Board. Mark heads the National Resilience Taskforce, in the Department of Home Affairs in the Commonwealth Government, and has an extensive background in emergency management and emergency response at both a federal and state level.
Bhiamie Williamson-Eckford, Jess Weir and Tim Neale
This is the May 2018 newsletter from the Hazards, culture and Indigenous communities project, with updates for project end-users.
All new journal articles and reports on CRC research have been made available this month and are available online.
Korah Parackal presents at Showcase 2017.
CRC PhD student Korah Parackal was a finalist for an award that recognises both his research and his communication skills.
Lead researcher Celeste Young at AFAC17.
International keynote speakers, panel discussions and researchers from CRC projects will share their latest findings at AFAC18 powered by INTERSCHUTZ, the annual Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC and AFAC conference.
Liberty Pascua talking to locals about disaster resilience in Vanuatu.
Policymakers have a lot to learn from communities in small villages who are prone to natural disasters says PhD student Liberty Pascua.
Darryl Dixon presenting his research in 2013.
A CRC student is conducting research into a hazard which could have prevented the death of his grandfather.
The latest edition of the Australian Journal of Emergency Management is now available, informed by CRC research and expertise.
Alan Green testing his science to mitigate against bushfires. Photo: University of Wollongong.
CRC PhD student Alan Green has presented his research on sprinkler systems at the latest Research Advisory Forum.
The actively eroding dune face at Old Bar, as seen in June 2015. Photo: Geoscience Australia
Research has developed a new toolkit that is helping coastal managers to better understand how beaches are impacted by storms. The benefits and outcomes of this research are available via a new Coastal Erosion StoryMap.
Shoal Bay Transfer Station after Tropical Cyclone Marcus in March 2018. Photo: Brad White.
A new research project will investigate disaster waste management schemes following Cyclone Marcus in Darwin earlier this year.
Photo: New Zealand Fire Service

Teamwork is essential to ensure incident management teams function to the best of their ability in challenging and high stakes environments. To help improve teamwork, practical tools have been developed by the Improving decision-making in complex multi-team environments project, led by Associate Professor Chris Bearman at CQUniversity.

Planning for animals during an emergency adds another layer of complexity.
Australians love their pets – and this influences how people behave during an emergency, with emergency services incorporating findings from research to influence their plans and policies during disasters.

Event

CRC CEO Dr Richard Thornton at Science at the Shine Dome 2018
Science at the Shine Dome 2018 is a key annual event on the Australian scientific calendar. In 2018, the CRC was invited by the Academy to support the event with a focus on natural hazards science.
North Australia Fire Managers Forum 2018, Townsville
Fire managers from across the north of Australia discussed topics of current interest to the tropical savannas at the North Australia Fire Managers (NAFM) forum held in Townsville, Queensland.
Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC research will be showcased in New Zealand at the Australasian Natural Hazards Management Conference in late May and early June.

Blog

CRC CEO Dr Richard Thornton presenting at the Shine Dome. Photo: Australian Academy of Science.
The CRC has been a hive of activity recently, while our independent review has also been completed.
Amisha Mehta connects with industry and academic interests to examine critical issues in risk and crisis communication.
Insights and observations with industry and academic experts on effective risk communication.
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