Research Events

A program of interactive and engaging events for the fire and research community as well as the general public was a key part of promoting the research outputs of the Bushfire CRC.

This page contains outputs from research events.

Bushfire CRC events

In September, 1130 delegates participated in the combined International Bushfire Research Conference 2008 and 15th Annual AFAC Conference. The event was held over three days at the Adelaide Convention Centre.

The 2007 Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre and Australasian Fire Authorities Council Annual Conference attracted almost 900 delegates from across Australia’s fire and emergency management industry and the fire research community to a waterfront venue in Hobart, Tasmania.

More than 60 residents, land owners and fire and land management staff have heard an update on the latest bushfire research at Stawell in western Victoria. The Bushfire CRC hosted a community forum at the historic Stawell Entertainment Centre on 28 August 2007. The Federal Member for Wannon, The Hon David Hawker, and the Mayor of the Northern Grampians Shire, Cr Robyn Smith, were invited to speak about the importance of ongoing bushfire research in the region.

A visit to the bushfire affected areas around Anakie and the Brisbane Ranges in Victoria brought a week long conference for science journalists to a close. More than 500 journalists from around the world attended the World Science Journalists Conference in Melbourne (16-20 April). In addition to the day tour on the final day, the Bushfire CRC coordinated a session on "Wildfire: Friend or Foe" and an exhibition stand shared with other Cooperative Research Centres.

Cooma residents have heard about a range of bushfire research projects underway in the region that are likely to influence future land management practices, in Australia and possibly internationally. The NSW Rural Fire Service hosted the session for the Bushfire CRC at the Cooma Fire Control Centre on the evening of 12 April 2007.

During March, 2007 a series of Fire Knowledge Network Executive Briefings were held in Brisbane, Hobart and Adelaide.