Research Advisory Forum

Research Advisory Forum
Research Advisory Forum
25 Oct 2017

Research Advisory Forum - Melbourne 2017

The Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC Research Advisory Forum (RAF) will be held in Melbourne on 25 and 26 October 2017. This RAF focused on the physical science and engineering projects in the CRC research program:

  • Flood and coastal management
  • Built environment
  • Severe and high impact weather
  • Bushfire predictive services
  • Prescribed burning and catchment management

What will happen

The format will differ slightly from previous RAFs, based on your feedback.

Day one will feature brief presentations from all projects in the main room, with an emphasis on end-user take up of research findings to date. There will be two breakout sessions.

Day two will comprise entirely of breakout sessions with individual projects. These sessions will focus on planning in support of subsequent utilisation of the research.

Who should attend

Researchers – a maximum two researchers per project, with each project in the above-named clusters being represented.

PhD students - we will personally invite a selection of CRC PhD students to attend, based primarily on their links to the projects under discussion. As per usual with the RAF, a small number of speaking spots on day one will be for Three Minute Thesis talks by students. This has proved very popular in the past and a great way to raise awareness of the range of topics in the postgraduate program. So, if you haven’t done 3MT already, and you would like to at this RAF, then let us know ASAP as places are limited.

A PhD student workshop on Communicating the Science will be held on Tuesday 24 October 2017, between 1pm – 5pm at RMIT. Further information to follow.

All funded students connected to projects presenting at the RAF are expected to attend. Several associate students will be invited to attend both the workshop and day one of the RAF.

Where: RMIT University
Building 80, 445 Swanston Street
When: Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 October 2017
Start time: 8:30am – registrations, arrival tea and coffee will be available for a 9:00am start on the Wednesday
End time: 4:00pm on the Thursday

Please note – we will be organising an informal networking event on the evening of Wednesday 25 October 2017, which will include finger food and light refreshments. Venue to be advised.

Please, register for the RAF by Friday 6 October 2017, as well as the informal networking event through register now. For any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact

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