Briefing Notes

Briefing Note 400
Death Benefits

Briefing Note 399
Using catastrophe loss models to improve decision making in disaster management

Briefing Note 398
The 14 July 2019 Mw 6.6 Offshore Broome and Mw 7.3 Halmahera Earthquakes

Briefing Note 397
The 4-5 July 2019 M 6.4 and 7.1 Ridgecrest, California Earthquakes

Briefing Note 396 [June 2019]
Darwin shaken by a deep Mw 7.3 earthquake in the Banda Sea

Briefing Note 395 [June 2019]
The need for transparency in climate services

Briefing Note 394 [April 2019]
Australia’s largest hailstorm disaster

Briefing Note 393 [April 2019]
APRA’s increased pressure on major financial institutions to manage the financial risks of climate change

Briefing Note 392 [March 2019]
Why are we not taking climate change more seriously?

Briefing Note 391 [March 2019]
‘Change now or pay later’: RBA’s stark warning on climate change

Briefing Note 390 [March 2019]
Cyber Attack on the Australian Parliament and the Lessons Learned

Briefing Note 389 [February 2019]
Townsville 2019 flood – insights from the field

Briefing Note 388 [February 2019]
To build or not build: that is the Townsville question

Briefing Note 387 [February 2019]
Global Tropical Cyclone Landfalls, 1970 to 2018

Briefing Note 386 [January 2019]
Disclosure of climate-related financial risk

Briefing Note 385 [January 2019]
CPS 234: Will you comply? Information Security standard for APRA regulated organisations

Briefing Note 384 [January 2019]
Extreme weather tops global risks

Briefing Note 383 [January 2019]
Analysis of fatalities attributed to Hurricane Florence in the US.

Briefing Note 382 [December 2018]
Queensland bushfires 2018

Briefing Note 381 [November 2018]
Sydney Harbour beach erosion – actions of the sea or stormwater runoff?

Briefing Note 380 [November 2018]
Key Conclusions of the U.S. National Climate Assessment 2018

Briefing Note 379 [November 2018]
The 2018 Lake Muir Earthquakes

Briefing Note 378 [November 2018]
Mystery of the cargo ships that sink when their cargo suddenly liquefies

Briefing Note 377 [October 2018]
The IPCC Special Report on Global Warming: The Great Divider

Briefing Note 376 [October 2018]
The 28 September Mw 7.5 Sulawesi Earthquake

Briefing Note 375 [September 2018] 
Parameters of the Carr Fire Tornado, California, 26 July 2018

Briefing Note 374 [August 2018]
Abrupt climate change in the Anthropocene

Briefing Note 373 [July 2018]
Risk Frontiers’ new earthquake model shows reduced losses for Australia

Briefing Note 372 [July 2018]
Fight over PG&E’s liability in Wine Country fires is just beginning

Briefing 371 [July 2018]
Why isn’t the bond market more worried about climate change?

Briefing Note 370 [July 2018]
A global slowdown of tropical-cyclone translation speed and implications for flooding

Briefing Note 369 [June 2018]
Cyclopters: Drones of the future

Briefing Note 368 [June 2018]
Climate change may lead to bigger atmospheric rivers

Briefing Note 367 [May 2018]
Thwaites and Pine Island Glaciers of Antartica and the Prospect of Rapid Sea Rise 

Briefing Note 366 [March 2018]
FS-ISAC 2018 Cybersecurity Trends

Briefing Note 365 [February 2018]
Why is Roman concrete more durable than modern concrete?

Briefing Note 364 [February 2018]
Updated GNS Central New Zealand Earthquake Forecast

Briefing Note 363 [January 2018]
Flood Deaths in the Northern Territory

Briefing Note 362 [January 2018]
Hawaii False Alarm Hints at Thin Line Between Mishap and Nuclear War

Briefing Note 361 [January 2018]
The heat is on: but we’ve been there before

Briefing Note 360 [December 2017]
Scars left by Australia’s undersea landslides reveal future tsunami potential

Briefing Note 359 [December 2017]
Forecast of Increased Earthquakes due to Slowing of Earth’s Rotation

Briefing Note 358 [November 2017]
Changes in Earthquake Hazard Levels in the draft Geoscience Australia National Seismic Hazard Assessment (NSHA18)

Briefing Note 357 [November 2017]
The Mw 7.1 Puebla, Mexico Earthquake of 19 September 2017 – the anniversary of the Mw 8.0 Michoacan earthquake of 1985.

Briefing Note 356 [October 2017]
It doesn’t always take superstorms to get supersurges

Briefing Note 355 [October 2017]
Have we increased our vulnerability to big floods

Briefing Note 354 [September 2017]
Could Sydney be the next Houston?

Briefing Note 353 [September 2017]
Hurricane Irma Meteorological Information

Briefing Note 352 [July 2017]
Earth’s rotation affects the wide world of sports

Briefing Note 351 [July 2017]
Weather-related Natural Disasters: Should we be concerned about a reversion to the mean?

Briefing Note 350 [July 2017]
‘Astounding’: Shifting storms under climate change to worsen coastal perils

Briefing Note 349 [July 2017]
The country’s flood insurance program is sinking.  Rescuing it won’t be easy.

Briefing Note 348 [July 2017]
The Grenfell Tower fire of June 14 and the role of Composite Sandwich Panel Cladding

Briefing Note 347 [June 2017]
The Great Hawkesbury Flood turns 150 today

Briefing Note 346 [June 2017]
Floodplain manager skillsets are key to effectively growing community engagement practice in disaster resilience

Briefing Note 345 [June 2017]
A new way to detect tsunamis: cargo ships

Briefing Note 344 [May 2017]
Disaster Risk Management: Insights from US Experience

Briefing Note 343 [April 2017] 
When Rising Seas Transform Risk into Certainty

Briefing Note 342 [April 2017]
The 2017 Lismore Flood – Insights from the field

Briefing Note 341 [April 2017]
Damage overview of Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie in North Queensland

Briefing Note 340 [April 2017]
Flood Risk Perceptions of Lismore Businesses

Briefing Note 339 [March 2017]
Twitter can predict hurricane damage as well as emergency agencies

Briefing Note 338 [February 2017]
Building evidence for risk-based insurance

Briefing Note 337 [January 2017]
Crowds are wise enough to know when other people will get it wrong

Briefing Note 336 [January 2017]
Solving the Puzzle of Hurricane History

Briefing Note 335 [December 2016]
The Mw 7.8 November 14, 2016 Kaikoura Earthquake: Briefing 5

Briefing Note 334 [December 2016]
The Mw 7.9 Taron, PNG Earthquake of 17 December 2016

Briefing Note 333 [December 2016]
Mw 7.8 November 14, 2016 Kaikoura Earthquake, Briefing No.4

Briefing Note 332 [November 2016]
The Mw 7.8 November 14, 2016 Kaikoura Earthquake, Briefing No. 3

Briefing Note 331 [November 2016]
The Mw 7.8 November 14, 2016 Hanmer Springs Earthquake. Briefing No.2

Briefing Note 330 [November 2016]
The Mw 7.8 14 November Hanmer Springs Earthquake, Briefing No. 1

Briefing Note 329 [October 2016]
The 2016 Central Italy Earthquake Secquence

Briefing Note 328 [October 2016]
Insurance against Extreme Events: Pairing Short-Term Incentives with Long-Term Strategies

Briefing Note 327 [October 2016]
UK National Flood Resilience Review

Briefing Note 326 [September 2016]
China is covering its northern plains with wind turbines

Briefing Note 325 [September 2016]
Flameproof houses – scheme that cost homeowners millions in ruins

Briefing Note 324 [September 2016]
Court orders on Byron Bay’s coastal wars

Briefing Note 323 [August 2016]
Brexit and the power of wishful thinking

Briefing Note 322 [July 2016]
Montserrat’s Unexpected Life

Briefing Note 321 [June 2016]
A Toxic Legacy from Firefighting Foams 

Briefing Note 320 [June 2016]
Whew

Briefing Note 319 [June 2016]
Coastal impacts of the June 2016 East Coast storm for Sydney

Briefing Note 318 [May 2016]
The Mw 6.0 Northern Territory earthquake of May 2016

Briefing Note 317 [May 2016]
New Orleans: 11 years after Katrina

Briefing Note 316 [April 2016]
Implications of changes to El Nino Southern Oscillation for coastal vulnerability in NSW

Briefing Note 315 [April 2016]
Briefing Note 315Role of Composite Sandwich Panel Cladding in Recent Hi-Rise Building Fires

Briefing Note 314 [March 2016]
Tasmanian energy Crisis – Resilience Case Study

Briefing Note 313 [March 2016]
Big Data, Big Computers, Big Trouble

Briefing Note 312 [March 2, 2016]
March 2, 2016 Earthquake off Sumatra and Breakup of the Australia-India Plate

Briefing Note 311 [February 2016]
Introducing logic into title-race predictions 311

Briefing Note 310 [February 2016]
Gravitational Waves Detected, as Einstein Predicted

Briefing Note 309 [February 2016]
The 5 February 2016 Tainan, Taiwan Earthquake

Briefing Note 308 [February 2016]
World Economic Forums 2016 Global Risks Report

Briefing Note 307 [January 2016]
Jakarta Bombing teaches us the importance of crisis communication in a digital age

Briefing Note 306 [December 2015]
Flood evacuation: never fun, sometimes necessary, always problematic

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