Bushfire CRC and AFAC conference program

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 2:12pm

Work has been progressing on the program for the Bushfire CRC and AFAC joint conference; and we are close to the publication of the program. This will be an exciting event with many interesting speakers from Australasia and around the world. Of particular note this year is the start of what is hoped will become an annual series: the Science Day. This is day three of the conference, where progress on science from the Bushfire CRC and the wider research community will be presented. The primary audiences for this day will be fellow researchers from within the researcher community, and importantly, end-users who have the responsibilities for the use of the research and those who have an interest in the where the future breakthroughs will come from.

The science day will have a number of international speakers including Prof Jose Torero from the University of Edinburgh who will present on scalability of models and Dr Mike Fromm from the Naval Research Labs in US who will speak on pyro cumulus development in large fires. The science day will have four streams: fire behaviour and weather; operations and health and safety; land management; and community safety and social sciences.

More details will be available soon, but I encourage all conference delegates to participate in this exciting new part of the conference.

As always if you have any questions please drop me a line.