Innovations in Disaster Recovery and Rescue for Bushfire, Flood, Hurricane and Earthquake Forum

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The theme of this year's forum is “Dynamic disaster recovery planning and innovations in search and rescue missions”.

In recent years, efforts in disaster management have gained momentum from the unprecedented advances in information, communication, and innovation technologies, with wide-ranging applications in disaster preparedness, mitigation, and management.

Forum attendees will learn more about the latest innovative technology available for disaster rescue and response operations. 

The two-day forum will be preceded by two site tours (limited spaces available):

  • Site Tour A: Using unmanned drones for delivering critical medical supplies and searching for victims.
  • Site Tour B: Exploring artificial intelligence and predictive mapping in disaster risk management.

Speakers at the forum will include:

  • Dr. Craig Challen, Thai rescue cave diver and 2019 Australian of the Year
  • Andrew Short, Assistant Commissioner at Queensland Fire and Emergency Services
  • Mark Cuthbert, Advisor, Lessons and Evaluation at Australian Maritime Safety Authority

View the forum agenda here.

Venue: Park Hyatt
Location: 1 Parliament Square, off Parliament Place, Melbourne, Vic 
Dates: April 6 - 8, 2020
Event Manager:    
Clariden Global
Phone: 03 9909 7310