Cameron Yates address the crowd at the October 2017 RAF.
Cameron Yates address the crowd at the October 2017 RAF.
25 Oct 2017

Research Advisory Forum - Melbourne 2017

The Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC Research Advisory Forum (RAF) was 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 differed slightly from previous RAFs, based on your feedback.

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

Day two comprised entirely of breakout sessions with individual projects. These sessions focused on planning in support of subsequent utilisation of the research.

All the presentations from the RAF are available from the resources tab below.

A PhD student workshop on Communicating the Science was held on Tuesday 24 October 2017, where CRC PhD students received expert instruction on how to best present to an audience and engage the crowd on their science..

RMIT University
Building 80, 445 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 October 2017



Dr Marta Yebra at the October 2017 Research Advisory Forum.
31 October, 2017 | CRC end-user partners, researchers and PhD students from across the country gathered in Melbourne last week for the Research Advisory Forum. The two day event featured project updates from half the research projects in the CRC program, alongside focused discussions on utilisation and the next steps in the research.

Type Title Credited author Credited author/s NON-CRC
Presentation-Slideshow Improved predictions of severe weather to reduce community impact jkepert, ktory, dzovkorajak, wthurston
Presentation-Slideshow Mitigating the effect of severe fires, floods and heatwaves through improvements to land dryness measures and forecasts vinodkumar, idharssi, pfoxhughes
Presentation-Slideshow Three Minute Thesis: bridge failure under flood loading mnasim
Presentation-Slideshow Coupled fire-atmosphere modelling project: ACCESS-Fire mpeace, jkepert Harvey Ye
Presentation-Slideshow Building capacity in north Australian remote communities: research partnership involving CDU and NAILSMA cyates
Presentation-Slideshow Prescribed burning cluster faires
Presentation-Slideshow Cost-effective mitigation strategy development for flood prone buildings tmaqsood, mwehner, kdale
Presentation-Slideshow Impact forecasting: introducing a new project for 2017-19 hrichter, carthur, mwehner, ckrause, jsexton, bebert, jkepert, rhay, medwards Shoni Maguire, Mark Dunford,
Presentation-Slideshow Determining threshold conditions for extreme fire behaviour: standardising data obtained from wildfires afilkov, tduff, tpenman
Presentation-Slideshow Natural hazard exposure information framework - research utilisation project: Australian exposure information platform rhay
Presentation-Slideshow Mapping bushfire hazards and impacts: developing spatial information on fire hazard for planners, land managers and emergency services myebra, avandijk, gcary
Presentation-Slideshow Built environment cluster medwards
Presentation-Slideshow Prescribed burning and predictive services aleavesley
Improving flood forecast skill using remote sensing data sgrimaldi, yli, awright, jwalker, vpauwels
Presentation-Slideshow Fire spread across fuel types dsutherland, kmoinuddin, aooi
Presentation-Slideshow Dynamic coasts: improving community resilience to storms and extreme water levels along the coast jsexton
Presentation-Slideshow Three Minute Thesis: how short-range embers travel and burn surface fuels rwadhwani
Presentation-Slideshow Three Minute Thesis: rethinking fuel accumulation curves jfurlaud
Presentation-Slideshow Mapping the fire landscape: active fire surveillance and fuel hazard assessments kreinke
Presentation-Slideshow Cost-effective mitigation strategy for building related earthquake risk mgriffith
Presentation-Slideshow Fire coalescence and mass spotfire dynamics: experimentation, modelling and simulation jsharples, jhilton, asullivan
Presentation-Slideshow Three Minute Thesis: The burning question hsimpson
Presentation-Slideshow Enhancing resilience of critical road structures hmohseni
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