Conference learnings available

Bushfire CRC CEO Gary Morgan discusses natural hazards research with Channel 10.

Resources from the Bushfire CRC and AFAC annual conference are now available for ongoing learning and training in the emergency services and for the broader research community.

The conference in Perth at the end of August featured more than 100 presenters over three days. A significant amount of knowledge that was transferred across the fields of fire and natural hazards from knowledge experts to delegates is now publicly accessible online.

The Research Forum, which began the conference, covered the latest research across all hazards, as well as the directions being taken in the future. All the presentations from the Research Forum are available here.

Days two and three were the main conference, featuring keynotes from Bernard Salt and national icon Dr Barry Jones AO, as well as international speakers Jerry Williams and James Schwartz. All papers and panel sessions are available on the AFAC Knowledge Web.

This year saw a record amount of posters displayed, including 84 from Bushfire CRC researchers and students – all are available here.

In addition, many photos were captured during the week by a professional photographer. Take a look at the highlights.

The conference also generated widespread media interest across all mediums – print, radio, TV and online. A number of Bushfire CRC researchers and staff were interviewed, and an ABC radio journalist was stationed at the conference for three days. Links to the media clips are on the media section of the latest news page.


Release date

Thu, 11/10/2012