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Your events page for upcoming fire & biodiversity related events 

Let us know about your event! Email Craig (craig.w@hlw.org.au) to list your event here. 

27 February 2020

Webinar- FireLens: a visual intelligence tool for prescribed burning


Centre of Excellence for Prescribed Burning presents  - upcoming webinar Webinar- FireLens: a visual intelligence tool for prescribed burning.

A photo or video is worth 1000 words when trying to understand the current conditions of a prescribed burn, make quick decisions, and prepare for the next developments. RMIT University, in conjunction with DELWP-FFMVic and CFA, have developed a tool that will help reduce risk and improve safety. 
FireLens provides a coordinated approach towards the capture, storage, categorising, searching, and sharing of images. FireLens supports prescribed burning planning, operations, recovery, debriefing, and training in real-time and in the short and long-term.

RMIT researcher Dr. Seth Keen and design consultant Trish Cave present the FireLens digital platform concept that includes SMS capture, an image library, and a purpose-built Image Incident Board prototype, which provides a feed of images for monitoring operations, with functionality that supports radio communications.

Dr. Seth Keen is a practice-led researcher in the media program at RMIT University. He is interested in working with industry partners on the co-design of innovative approaches towards media communication
Trish Cave is a collaboration and design consultant with the collaboration and innovation company Collabforge, who bring deep expertise in user-centred and participatory design.

Click here for instructions on how to join the webinar

20-24 April 2020

3rd International Smoke Symposium

California, USA

The 3rd International Smoke Symposium will bring together researchers from the atmospheric sciences, the ecological sciences, health sciences, mathematicians, computer sciences, climatologists, social scientists, and others to discuss the complex issues of smoke and identify knowledge gaps and opportunities for innovation and development.

Read more: https://www.iawfonline.org/events/

19 - 20 May 2020 (field trip on the 21 May 2020)

NCC Bushfire Conference 2020


The NSW Nature Conservation Council's Bushfire Program is hosting it's 12th Biennial Bushfire Conference, 'Cool, Warm Hot: the burning questions', to bring together academics, agencies, Traditional Owners, practitioners and communities to explore how different fire intensities can influence ecosystems and communities in a changing climate. 

Find out more: https://www.nature.org.au/healthy-ecosystems/bushfire-program/bushfire-conference-2020/ 


25-28 August 2020

AFAC20 Connecting communities Creating resilience


The AFAC powered by INTERSCHUTZ conferences bring together a broad spectrum of emergency management practitioners together to learn and share experiences. AFAC20 will start with the one-day Bushfire & Natural Hazards CRC Research Forum on Tuesday 25 August 2020.
Days two and three of AFAC20 will feature the multi-streamed AFAC Conference, incorporating the Institution of Fire Engineers (Australia) National Conference, the Australian Disaster Resilience Conference and the Women in Firefighting Australasia (WAFA) Conference.
Day four will see the Professional Development Program workshops and site tours.

Find out more: https://www.afacconference.com.au/the-conferences