September 2014 - Conference Special

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2014 annual conference in Wellington

2014 annual conference in Wellington
2014 annual conference in Wellington
22 Sep 2014
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In this conference edition of the BNHCRC Hazard News we have all the news from the Wellington event with links to further resources and views from a range of delegates.

News

David Johnson at the Research Forum
Nearly 1100 emergency services representatives and researchers converged on the converted Shed 6 in Wellington, New Zealand earlier this month.
The next RAF will be in Melbourne on 3-4 December
The next Research Advisory Forum will take place in Melbourne on 3-4 December.
Richard Thornton and Tom Harbour sign the MOU
The Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC is now a formal partner of the United States Forest Service in a Memorandum of Understanding that will see a continued flow of research and information between the two organisations.
Research to Drive Change videos on a tablet
The Bushfire CRC Research to Drive Change online forum series continues, with research into effective incident management to be showcased next Monday 29 September at 12.30pm.
Lamorna Cooper from Timaru District Council
Lamorna Cooper from Timaru District Council in New Zealand was our lucky winner of a professional quality first aid kit at the annual conference in Wellington.
Gary Morgan receives his award from Richard Thornton
A special award was presented at the annual conference to outgoing Bushfire CRC CEO Gary Morgan for his contribution to establishing the national science and research program for bushfires and natural hazards.
2014 annual conference in Wellington
More than 390 emergency management practitioners and researchers attended the very first Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC Research Forum – a sold out crowd – at our annual conference in Wellington.
Christchurch earthquake
The Out of Uniform project has published its second newsletter on recent progress. This project has assembled a team of researchers and end-users to look into non traditional forms of emergency volunteering.
Southern Australia Bushfire Outlook 2014-15
The Southern Australia Seasonal Bushfire Outlook is used by fire authorities to make strategic decisions on resource planning and prescribed fire management for the upcoming fire season.

Event

The forum panel at the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction 2014
Monday 13 October is the International Day for Disaster Reduction - the CRC hosted a public forum in Canberra.

Blog

2014 research posters in Wellington
Our first annual conference is now complete, and it was a very successful week.
Annual Conference 2014 - PhD students
It is truly inspiring to see emergency managers raising questions and engaged in meaningful discussion with researcher groups.
Richard Thornton opens the 2014 Research Forum
Great presentations. Great conversations. Great networks and a great time
AFAC14 Research Day - Dr Laurie Hammond
The Chairman of the CRC, Dr Laurie Hammond, spoke at the opening of the 2014 annual conference in Wellington.
John Richardson at Professional Development Day at AFAC14
As a CRC end user from the Out of Uniform project I summarised the Research Day for my organisation, the Australian Red Cross.
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