The Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC is the Australian centre for research into bushfire, flood, storm, tsunami, earthquake and cyclone.
The Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC began on 1 July 2013.
The CRC expands the national research effort from the Bushfire CRC into other hazards including flood, earthquake, tsunami, and cyclone.
It is funded by $47 million over eight years through an Australian Government grant under the Cooperative Research Centres Program, matched by support from the emergency service and land management agencies from all states and territories.
Research partners include universities, Bureau of Meteorology and Geoscience Australia.
The research program is taking shape under the direction of researchers and end-user agencies.
The research is clustered around broad themes, which are still being refined. Each theme is not hazard-specific, but spans the priorities for those working in a multi-hazard environment.
• Economics, policy and decision-making
• Resilient people, infrastructure, institutions and landscapes
• Bushfire and natural hazard risks
The CRC is also developing the science to underpin a new Fire Danger Ratings system, continuing a project that began at the Bushfire CRC.