The RMIT Disaster Research Network links leading researchers with community, government and industry to develop solutions for complex problems in disaster management in Australia and globally.
The Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre (BNHCRC) is an exemplar of RMIT’s disaster research excellence. Officially launched in 2013, with the aim of expanding research in natural hazards, such as floods, cyclones, earthquakes and tsunamis.
The Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC is funded for eight years with $47 million from the Australian Government's Cooperative Research Centre Program. Funds are increased by cash and in-kind contributions from national and international partner agencies, government organisations and research institutions.
RMIT researchers are part of the $130 million BNHCRC which draws together all of Australia and New Zealand's fire and emergency service authorities with the leading experts across a range of scientific fields to explore the causes, consequences and mitigation of natural disasters.