More than 30 researchers from universities and emergency management agencies across Australia and New Zealand will describe their latest work at the Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre’s Research Forum in Perth on 28 August.
Providing an opportunity for focused discussions between the research community and emergency managers on important industry issues, the Research Forum is a dedicated day tailored for emergency management personnel who need to use new research knowledge for their daily work.
The Research Forum takes place on the first day of the annual Bushfire CRC and Australasian Fire and Emergency Services Authorities Council conference, this year held at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Bushfire CRC CEO Gary Morgan believes the Research Forum will show why research across natural hazards is more important than ever, and contribute to the knowledge sharing and learning culture within fire, land management and emergency services organisations.
“Highlighting the diversity of the research being conducted across all hazards, the science on show from the researchers during the Research Forum will highlight the significant work the Bushfire CRC is delivering. The Research Forum is not just for scientists; it is a great opportunity to learn what we are discovering about the biggest challenges in emergency management across Australasia, and finding ways to use this knowledge every day to make our communities safer,” he said.
“This is not just about what we have learnt so far, we are also looking forward to defining the big issues we may face in the future and developing the knowledge to deal with them.”
Topics covered will include: fire behaviour and weather; operations and health and safety; land management; greenhouse gas emissions and bushfire;and community safety and social sciences.
The Bushfire CRC is funded by the Australian Government as the national research centre for fire and emergency services in Australia and New Zealand.
The Australasian Fire and Emergency Services Authorities Council is the lead industry body for fire and emergency services in Australasia, committed to strengthening the industry through sharing, collaboration and innovation.