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Tue, 05/10/2010
More than 900 fire managers and researchers gathered in Darwin in September for the sector's biggest research and fire management conference.
Special award for Prof John Handmer
Tue, 05/10/2010
Professor John Handmer has been awarded the Bushfire CRC Special Recognition Award for 2010 for his timely research work in the wake of the Black Saturday bushfires.
Workshop: PROTECTING FIRE FIGHTERS
Thu, 23/09/2010
This workshop gave participants a chance to be part of discussion to improve how we adopt quality research into agency practice and across the industry. It was an opportunity to gain greater knowledge of the quality work of three Bushfire CRC research projects, combined with facilitated discussion to further the implementation enabling improved safety of fire fighters and increased capacity of specific agencies and the industry as a whole.
Tue, 07/09/2010
Columns of super-dry air that reach the earth’s surface from high altitudes could be responsible for extreme fire behaviour in some of the worst bushfires in Australia’s history.
Mon, 11/01/2010
A new tool developed by a Bushfire CRC researcher from CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems sets aside the operational support roles of planes and helicopters, and focusses squarely on the attacking role of bombing aircraft, and how they might best be used to deliver fire suppressants including water, foam, gel and retardant.
Thu, 31/12/2009
Wildfire management experts from North America, Australia and New Zealand have recognized for decades that they share many commonalities. This recognition provided the motive for numerous informal visits and formal study tours on both sides of the Pacific over the years.
Seminar - FIRE, FUEL AND WEATHER
Wed, 23/09/2009
Characteristics of fuels and weather drive fire behaviour. These two back-to-back seminars provided an opportunity to hear from the researchers from across Australia involved in issues such as fire behaviour in shrublands, grassland curing and links to the Grassland Fire Danger Index, and evidence for the importance of fire in maintaining forest health.
Wed, 01/07/2009
Before the tragic February 2009 bushfires in Victoria Bushfire CRC researchers had looked at Australian bushfire fatalities over the past 100 years. Lead researcher Dr Katharine Haynes is a Bushfire CRC researcher at RMIT University and Macquarie University’s Risk Frontiers, was summoned to provide detailed evidence on the study to the Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission in May.

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In the media...

Ian Harper, The Australian
Tue, 10/02/2009
Gary Morgan, Discovery Channel
Tue, 10/02/2009
Gary Morgan, Herald Sun
Tue, 10/02/2009
Asa Wahlquist, The Australian
Tue, 10/02/2009
Ben Eltham
Mon, 09/02/2009
Jonathan Pearlman
Mon, 09/02/2009
A question of balance
Thu, 29/01/2009
The Age
Thu, 29/01/2009
The Australian
Tue, 02/09/2008
Los Angeles Times
Fri, 01/08/2008
The Australian
Wed, 20/02/2008
Courier Mail
Wed, 09/01/2008

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Posted: 5 years 3 months ago

After 11 years, we are about to enter the last month of your Bushfire CRC. It has been an incredible journey since 2003.

For me, what has stood out the most, notwithstanding the ground breaking research, is the culture change the industry has undertaken throughout this period. At the heart of this has been the close partnership between the Bushfire CRC and AFAC. The...

Posted: 5 years 3 months ago

There is only a month left of the Bushfire CRC, but there is plenty of activity going on. The Research to Drive Change series has been launched, with two successful online forums held. Keep your eyes peeled to the...

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