Relevant news, field-based opportunities, and user-guided discussions aimed at bringing the natural hazards engineering community together.



A comprehensive cloud-based research environment for experimental, theoretical, and computational engineering and science.


Shared-use sites including Experimental Facilities, the Computational Modeling and Simulation Center, and the Network Coordination Office.


Training resources, site support, outreach, and student engagement opportunities to enhance research and better utilize DesignSafe's toolbox.

Featured News

The NHERI Summer Institute

The NHERI Summer Institute

Published 3-30
The inaugural NHERI Summer Institute will be held on July 24-28, 2017 at University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). The workshop is for K-12 educators, engineers, and researchers who want to learn more about the NHERI community.

Latest News

Archive of news and highlights including research discoveries, program announcements, and upcoming meetings.

Slack Online Collaboration

Online conversation hub for the natural hazards research community.

Web Conferencing Service

DesignSafe provides Web Conferencing Services to facilitate your natural hazards engineering collaborations.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities and job information at NHERI awardee institutions.

Service Notices

DesignSafe Status: Available - No planned outages  
04-14-2017 7:00am Central Time

Data Depot

Full lifecycle data curation - discover, publish, share, upload/download.

Discovery Workspace

Data analytics tools, HPC computational resources, and scientific visualization software.

User Support

DesignSafe technical staff collaborating with your research team as needed, including ECSS.

Developer's Portal

Build your own tools and embed DesignSafe capabilities into your applications via our API.

Reconnaissance Integration Portal

Access reconnaissance data collected within a geospatial framework.

Getting Started

Quick Start Guide, Workbench User Guide, HPC & Storage Allocations Policy, and Help links.

The NHERI Facilities include shared-use Experimental Facilities, the Computational Modeling and Simulation Center (SimCenter), and the Network Coordination Office (NCO).  The NHERI Experimental Facilities are shared-use experimental laboratories for research in natural hazards engineering. The RAPID Experimental Facility provides resources for post-disaster, rapid-response research to gather perishable data immediately following a natural hazard. The SimCenter develops new community-prioritized computational modeling and simulation software with new capabilities for earthquake, wind, and multi-hazard engineering.The NCO serves as the NHERI-wide program coordinator.



Experimental Facilities

Explore the shared-used experimental facilities available for natural hazards engineering research.


Computational Modeling and Simulation Center (SimCenter)

Community-driven, open source computational & simulation tools.

Network Coordination Office (NCO)

Coordination of NHERI-wide activities and awardees.

Facility Scheduling Dashboard

Centralized management of NHERI projects for researchers with assets and allocations across all facilities.

Training & Events

WEBINAR | NHE 101: Introduction to Wind Engineering (SimCenter)
April 26, 2017

Overview of ground level atmospheric wind, characterization of wind loads, and current trends in experimental and computational methods.

WORKSHOP | University of California, Davis
May 12, 2017

The Center for Geotechnical Modeling will be hosting a one-day centrifuge users’ workshop at the NHERI experimental facility.

WORKSHOP | Florida International University
June 15-16, 2017

The NHERI Wall of Wind (WOW) Experimental Facility will be hosting a one and a half day user workshop at Florida International University.

Training Resources

Self-paced online training, workshops, and webinars.

Student Engagement

Opportunities for students to learn about and participate in natural hazards engineering research.



An expanding collection of the most frequently asked questions.


Research Experience for Undergraduates

10-week program focused on multi-hazard engineering, cyber infrastructure, and data management.