Monday, September 22, 2008

International Bushfire Research Conference

The following came in through FireNet:

Fellow FireNetters,

I have posted this for the interest of anyone outside Australia who might be interested in following the developments reported during the International Bushfire Research Conference titled "Fire, Environment and Society - >From research into Practice" which is being conducted in Adelaide, South Australia from 1-3 September 2008.

The Conference incorporated the 15th annual conference of the Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council (AFAC) which draws its membership from state and national fire, emergency service and land management agencies across Australia and New Zealand; and the Bushfire Cooperative Research centre which is coordinating cutting edge research into bushfire / wildfire related topics.

The message below is adapted from material supplied by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), which is generally comparable to the US National Public Radio.

Best wishes to all,

Tony Blanks

Manager, Fire Management Branch
Forestry Tasmania
Hobart Tas 7001

Attend the International Bushfire Research Conference with ABC Local Radio.

ABC Local Radio is continuing its commitment to helping the community understand more about bushfires and other hazards in Australia, with coverage of the International Bushfire Research Conference held in Adelaide South Australia earlier this month by the Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council and the Bushfire CRC.

Two ABC broadcasters, Emma Lee Pedlar and Tim Gerritsen, attended the conference and uploaded items from the event as well as interviews with the guests. There is an opportunity for all people in the emergency field to comment about guest presentations and interviews on the site.

The chairman of the conference, Euan Ferguson from the Country Fire Service of SA wrote a daily blog highlighting the issues he found particularly interesting during the conference.

We would encourage you to keep in touch with the site and engage in the debates and issues. Use the message board for this purpose.

This is an ABC Local Radio site and will be governed by the ABC Editorial Guidelines in the same way as all ABC output. We are grateful to the organisers of the conference who have allowed us to broadcast this event in this way.

The URL for the ABC conference site is here at: www.abc.net.au/bushfireconference

Please make the ABC conference site work by forwarding this email to all your colleagues and friends.

The Conference website: www.fire2008.org
The AFAC Website: www.afac.com.au
The Bushfire CRC website: www.bushfirecrc.com

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