Decade of fire science on show at Research Forum

The latest in fire science from around Australia and the world will be showcased at the Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre’s Research Forum in Melbourne today, Monday 2 September.

Highlighting the diversity of research being conducted across the fire, emergency service and land management sector, the Research Forum is not just for scientists, but for all emergency management personnel and the wider researcher community.

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

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

The Research Forum takes place on the first day of the annual Bushfire CRC and Australasian Fire and Emergency Services Authorities Council conference (Monday 2 September to Thursday 5 September), at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The Forum will focus on the findings from leading researchers and how they can be implemented into policy and practice, says Bushfire CRC CEO Gary Morgan.

“The science on show will highlight the significant work the Bushfire CRC is delivering. The Research Forum and the entire conference present a great opportunity for all practitioners to learn what we are discovering about the biggest challenges across Australasia, and finding ways to use this knowledge every day to make our firefighters and communities safer,” Mr Morgan said.

The Bushfire CRC is funded by the Australian Government as the national research centre for fire and emergency services in Australia and New Zealand.

The Australasian Fire and Emergency Services Authorities Council is the peak body for Australasian fire, land management and emergency services, creating synergy across the industry.


Release date

Mon, 02/09/2013