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

REU Application Deadline Extended to March 1

REU Facility Opportunities

updated 2-15-17
The NHERI-REU program is now accepting applications. Apply online by March 1st. Faculty, please share with your high-achieving students.

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: Jupyter Available
02-21-2017 2:--PM Central Time
Jupyter is returned to service in the Discovery Workspace.

DesignSafe Status: HPC Resources Returned to Service
02-21-2017 7:30PM Central Time
All applications in the Discovery Workspace have returned to service following a planned maintenance of the HPC Resources.



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.

Training & Events

WEBINAR | How to use the Facility Scheduling Dashboard
February 28, 2017

The NHERI NCO has rolled out a new system for scheduling research projects, and invites you to a training session on how to use it. Project Online will help reduce paperwork and give you the tools you need to plan your projects and keep them on track with less hassle!

WEBINAR | Unleashing Python and Jupyter in DesignSafe
March 1, 2017

The basics of Numpy, using Pandas for building more flexible data structures, incorporating Matplotlib and animation plots into your notebooks, building interactive plots, and using the AgaveAPI to launch DesignSafe applications.

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.