Research Forum – don’t miss it

The latest in fire science from around Australia and internationally will be showcased at this year’s Research Forum, which kicks off the AFAC and Bushfire CRC annual conference in Melbourne on 2 September.

A key part of the conference, the Research Forum highlights the diversity of research being conducted across the sector. The Forum is not just for scientists, but for all emergency management personnel and the wider researcher community.

Topics covered include fire weather, community safety, smoke toxins, prescribed burning and a special discussion on the impacts of heatwaves.

See the full day program below.

With keynote presentations from Professor John Handmer from RMIT and Ivan Pupulidy of the US Forest Service, the Research Forum is a must for anyone who wants to use new knowledge to make our communities safer. Featured presentations will also include Bushfire CRC project leader Jeff Kepert from the Bureau of Meteorology on extreme fire weather, the University of Western Australia’s Illy McNeil on how to identify underprepared residents in bushfire prone areas, and an outline of the research of the new Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC.

Partnerships are one of the most important aspects of the Bushfire CRC, and the Research Forum provides a great opportunity to connect EM practitioners with researchers to discuss the latest fire science.

“The Research Forum will focus on the latest research from leading researchers and how it is implemented into policy and practice,” said Gary Morgan, Bushfire CRC CEO.

Register for the Research Forum or the full conference at


Release date

Thu, 09/05/2013