A photograph of a low-burning fire moving across the ground in a section of Australian bushland.
6 October 2021

Read more about some of the bushfire risk reduction and resilience work by ANU researchers using the links below - 

Key Highlights

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 - 

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 -

Research papers

Media articles

Event recordings

Podcasts/radio segments