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Recently two PhD researchers from the University of Tasmania and the University of Sydney were recognised for their innovative work with the TFS Bushfire Ready Neighbourhoods program

Student Recognised with International Scholarship

Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC PhD student Billy Haworth has been awarded a prestigious scholarship by the International Association of Wildland Fire.

Billy’s research recognises that natural disaster events remind us of the importance of geographic information in all aspects of disaster management. A new stream of online user-generated geospatial data termed volunteered geographic information (VGI) presents new opportunities for the creation and dissemination of disaster-related geographic data from a dense network of intelligent observers.

http://www.bnhcrc.com.au/news/2015/student-recognised-international-scholarship

Touch Table Wins Regional Inclusion & Community iAward

PhD student Mark Brown from the University of Tasmania recently won the Regional, Inclusion and Community Award for his innovative ‘Preparing for Bushfire’ Touch Table collaborative project.

Mark Brown said; “the system is designed to inspire residents to prepare their properties for bushfire. Residents use touches and model objects to interact with a custom map on a 40in touch table to view their home in the surrounding environment and evaluate how it might be at risk in a bushfire”.

http://www.iawards.com.au/index.php/winners/2015-winners/2015-winners-tas

http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/scienceshow/preparing-for-bushfire/5947968

Date: 
Monday, July 13, 2015