CRC researcher from the Fire surveillance and hazard mapping project Luke Wallace presenting at the CRC's Research Forum.
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The New South Wales Rural Fire Service headquarters during the state's peak day. Photo: Anthony Clark, New South Wales RFS.
While firefighters have battled ferocious blazes around the country in recent weeks, the impact of Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC research has been on show in the operations centres and media commentary.
A forum discussion at Queensland University of Technology for the International Day of Disaster Reduction.
How can we substantially reduce disaster damage to critical infrastructure and disruption of basic services? The Hon Craig Crawford, Queensland Minister for Fire and Emergency Services, thinks research can provide the answer. "What we need is research. Research gives us the direction we need to go,” he said.
SMERF provides web-based fire maps across Australia's northern savannas and rangelands.
A savanna-wide fire mapping program has been developed to assist fire managers across Northern Australia in assessing the effectiveness of planned burns.
Vast areas of Australia, particularly the east coast, have an above normal fire potential this season.
The 2019/20 fire season has the potential to be an active season across Australia, following on from a very warm and dry start to the year.
Prof Vivienne Tippett, Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC Chair Dr Katherine Woodthorpe, Dr Katharine Haynes, AFAC CEO Stuart Ellis and Chair of the CRC Advisory Committee Kylie Sproston.
Australian lives are being saved by Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC research, which was recognised with the Cooperative Research Centres Association’s premier award.

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