Discover research with impact: register now for #NHRF24 | Natural Hazards Research Australia

Discover research with impact: register now for #NHRF24

Exciting keynotes headline the opening of registrations for the annual Natural Hazards Research Forum 2024, taking place in Adelaide from 14-16 May and hosted by Natural Hazards Research Australia (the Centre).

The Forum will bring together people from research, government, industry and community to share knowledge, utilisation approaches and thought leadership about natural hazards research.

Held in person at the National Wine Centre, Adelaide and with plenary sessions online, the three-day program is designed to engage discussion, knowledge sharing and road-mapping of natural hazards research through the Centre, Centre Participants, partners, collaborators and across Australia – what it is, what’s being done now, how it can be used and what should be done in future. Anyone interested in contributing to these conversations is encouraged to attend.

Keynote speakers include:

  • Dr Sue Keay - Partner and Director, Future Work Group - embracing AI and technological change
  • Dr Sally Potter - Senior Social Scientist, GNS Science, New Zealand - personalised natural hazard warnings 
  • Prof Andy Koronios - CEO and Managing Director, SmartSat CRC - research and innovation for natural hazards
  • Brendan Moon - Coordinator-General, National Emergency Management Agency
  • Prof Barbara Norman - University of Canberra - chair Urban Policy Forum advising the Australian Government
  • Dr Justin Fidock - Program Leader National Security, Defence Science and Technology Group, Dept of Defence.
  • Brett Loughlin - Chief Fire Officer, South Australian Country Fire Service
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Natural Hazards Research Australia CEO, Andrew Gissing, believes the forum is an important annual event for the sector.

“At Natural Hazards Research Australia we are all about research impact. If you are using, or need to be using, research to inform your policies and practices across disaster resilience and risk reduction , then the Natural Hazards Research Forum is for you. We already have an exciting range of keynote speakers confirmed, while the program will feature key research that is useful, useable and used – both now and in the pipeline for coming years,” Andrew said.

“We look forward to seeing in Adelaide emergency services, government, business, insurers, infrastructure operators, not-for-profits and researchers come together to share, discuss and plan for the future of natural hazards research across the country.”

This is an excellent opportunity for everyone It is also a great chance for postgraduates to meet expert researchers and industry representatives, to share their knowledge and new research ideas.

The online component covers only the plenary sessions over the three days and not the streamed workshops or any breakout sessions.

  • For representatives of Participating organisations in the Centre, registration is included as part of your organisations’ membership. No further registration fee applies. Not sure if your organisation is a Participant of the Centre? See a list of Participating organisations here (noting that Collaborator organisations are not included as Participating organisations). 
  • For researchers actively undertaking research with the Centre, registration is included as part of your research role. No further registration fee applies. Centre researchers and Postgraduate Research Scholarship students will receive additional information in the coming weeks. 
  • If you don’t fit into the above two categories, Forum registration is $550 per person for in-person attendance, or $220 for online registration (GST included, plus booking fee).

If you have any questions about registration, please contact Events Officer, Vaia Smirneos

Not sure what to expect? Recap the 2023 Natural Hazards Research Forum  below.