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Bringing fire science to you

Australia's leading fire researchers are bringing their knowledge direct to you with the Bushfire CRC seminar series webinars.

Launched in late 2013 and scheduled through to June 2014, the free webinars are part of the ongoing research utilisation activities, aimed at getting the research outcomes to Bushfire CRC partners to enable implementation as appropriate.


The next webinar is tomorrow, Tuesday 4 March at 12 noon. Do you want to learn more about the science behind extreme fire weather and how this contributes to dangerous spotting? Dr Jeff Kepert, project leader of the Enhancement of weather predictions under extreme conditions project and head of the High Impact Weather Research team at the Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research at the Bureau of Meteorology, will explain what sort of weather leads to this extreme and complex fire behaviour and the work undertaken to increase the understanding of how it occurs.

Who is the webinar ideal for?

Those working in the following areas will benefit greatly from this webinar:

  • fire operations
  • strategic planning
  • risk assessment
  • senior executive

Missed the webinars so far?

That's okay, all can be replayed on the Bushfire CRC website. So far:

  • Michael Eburn from ANU has covered law and policy for emergency services
  • La Trobe‚Äôs Jim McLennan discussed behaviour and decision making research
  • Fabienne Reisen, of CSIRO, focused on understanding air toxins in the rural/urban interface.

More webinars will be scheduled for the future. See the upcoming webinars page for details. Researchers are also available to speak to CFA. Visit the Speakers Bureau to register your interest.

Last Updated: 03 March 2014