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Expressions of interest sought – PREPARING EMERGENCY SERVICES FOR OPERATIONS IN A CLIMATE-CHALLENGED WORLD

Expressions of interest sought – PREPARING EMERGENCY SERVICES FOR OPERATIONS IN A CLIMATE-CHALLENGED WORLD

A new research opportunity is available to explore how a climate-challenged world will impact the operations of emergency services agencies. This Expression of Interest is open to all organisations interested in these projects, not just existing partners of the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC.

Expression of Interest submissions closed on 5 June 2020.

Funded through the CRC’s Tactical Research Fund, this project will aim to:

  • assess the current state of knowledge regarding a climate challenged-world in the context of the emergency management sector;
  • develop a methodology that can be used to develop climate future scenarios; and
  • demonstrate how to use the scenarios developed to allow emergency services agencies to explore what plausible future scenarios mean for their operations.

The research question the project seeks to answer is: How can fire and emergency service agencies develop and use forward-looking (and linked) climate and social change scenarios to best prepare their businesses so that they can continue to provide effective services in a climate-challenged world? 

More information, including full submission details, are available below.

  1. Call for expression of interest 

Any enquiries or request for further documentation related to these EOI should be directed to Nick Mahony: nicklaus.mahony@bnhcrc.com.au

Tactical Research Fund

Tactical Research Fund

The Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC established the Tactical Research Fund in 2017 to encourage the development of short duration research projects meeting the well-defined near-term needs of CRC end-user partners. The broad aim of the Tactical Research Fund is to provide a source of funding for short-term, end-user focused research projects or 12 months or less duration, addressing strategic issues for the sector and that have national significance.  

The Tactical Research Fund is currently not open for applications. Please be advised for the next round of funding by staying up-to-date with our website, Facebook and Twitter.

For more information and key documents visit the Tactical Research Fund page.

Quick response funding

Quick response funding

The Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC have funding available for quick response research following natural hazards. The aim is to provide support for researchers to travel to areas affected by natural hazards (bushfire, flood, cyclone, severe storm, earthquake or tsunami) to gain an understanding of the event, the impacts and to capture perishable data. Funding support is limited to $2500 (inc. GST) per team for any individual event.

Applicants do not need to be current Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC researchers to be eligible. PhD students are eligible to apply for this funding where an understanding of the event directly relates to their PhD studies. 

For more information and key documents visit the quick response funding page.

Domestic and International Travel Support

Domestic and International Travel Support

Domestic and international conference travel support is available to researchers, PhD students receiving Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC scholarship support and Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC Associate students. Total funds available to support travel are capped annually.

File Conference travel application form

Completed forms should be returned via email to:

John Bates, john.bates@bnhcrc.com.au

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