Research Advisory Forum comes to Brisbane

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Friday, June 3, 2011 - 6:58am

Around 60 end-users, researchers and students gathered at the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service’s complex in Kedron Park, Brisbane for the fourth meeting of the Research Advisory Forum (RAF). The audience heard progress reports and presentations from around half of the projects in the Bushfire CRC and from a number of students. It was particularly pleasing to hear that all of the projects are now underway and are making substantial progress. We heard from researchers and students who are conducting research in all states and New Zealand.

The feedback from the forum was highly positive with most attendees rating it very highly; also the general feedback on the projects was equally positive. Many of the researchers received approaches from the end-users to work in their jurisdiction and be involved with the research.

The RAF is a critical part of the research governance for the Bushfire CRC and the feedback from the stakeholders has been compiled and will be discussed with the individual projects and Lead End-users in the coming weeks.

A highlight was also a guided tour of the QFRS State Co-ordination Centre during the lunch break on the second day.

The Bushfire CRC moves these meetings around the country to enable all jurisdictions to get the opportunity to bring more local people into the meeting. The next meeting will be held in Canberra on the 26-27 October.

The presentations from the forum will soon be available under the events tab of the website.

The Bushfire CRC would particularly like to thank the QFRS for their generosity in hosting the meeting.