Hobart was the venue for the sixth Bushfire CRC Research Advisory Forum, from 23-24 May 2012. The two day meeting was hosted by the Tasmania Fire Service, with Director of Community Safety Damien Killalea (pictured above) opening the proceedings at the impressive circular function room at the Baha’i Centre of Learning.
The Bushfire CRC holds the forum every six months to review the progress of ongoing projects. Researchers and Lead End Users are given the opportunity to present an update of their activities and invite discussion from across the members of the Bushfire CRC. The forum provides an invaluable forum to get broad feedback from all stakeholders to support the research.
The audience heard presentations from around half the current research program from researchers, students and end-users.
Featured at this forum were updates on research into risk communication and risk assessment, environmental impacts of prescribed and wildfire, incident management organisation, urban and regional planning systems and fire, legal and policy sectors and fire, fuels and risk planning in the interface and fire behaviour under extreme weather conditions.
All the presentations on the research project updates are now online here.
Below, Prof David Morrison, DVC Research at Murdoch University, spoke on the suite of projects under Community Risk - Human Behaviour Under Stress.