Read more about some of the bushfire risk reduction and resilience work by ANU researchers using the links below -
ANU-Optus Bushfire Research Centre of Excellence
Optus and The Australian National University (ANU) are joining forces to develop an innovative national system to detect bushfires as soon as they start and put them out within minutes. The ANU-Optus Bushfire Research Centre of Excellence will undertake advanced research and develop novel hi-tech solutions to predict, detect and extinguish blazes before they become deadly. The ambitious program will run until 2025.
You can read more on this initiative using the links below -
- New ANU centre to target bushfires through satellites, GPS-guided water gliders
- Hi-tech bushfire detection gadgets trialled this Australian summer
- Workshop #2 - Emerging technologies and bushfires: realising the promise
Bushfires, health and wellbeing
A team of researchers, led by Professor Sotiris Vardoulakis, developed a range of resources during and following the 2019-20 Black Summer Bushfires to help protect people's health and wellbeing from the bushfires and bushfire smoke. They have also set up an Air Quality Monitoring Research Facility For Bushfire Emergency Response, and have the capability to measure smoke pollution in real time.
Some of these resources are -
- How to protect yourself and others from bushfire smoke.
- Taking care of mental health after bushfires.
- A children’s book on bushfire smoke that is in development.
- Australia needs a public health plan to address bushfire smoke impacts, cardiologist says
- After the fires – what do they mean for Australia?
- ‘A story of hope’: how the COVID downturn could help Australia rebuild from its black summer
- To reduce disasters, we must cut greenhouse emissions. So why isn’t the bushfire royal commission talking about this?
- Harms from bushfire smoke: “yesterday was the time to talk about it”
- ANU Bushfire Impact team to be awarded the Sidney Sax Medal
- The world’s best fire management system is in northern Australia, and it’s led by Indigenous land managers
- National approach “urgently needed’ for smoke pollution
- Preparing for the unprecedented: implementation of the Report of the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements
- Workshops on the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements
- Emergency management in Australia: comparing bushfires and COVID-19
- Knowledge networks: fast-track pathways to research impact in natural hazards research