A Cloud-based Environment for Research in Natural Hazards Engineering



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

ASCE Call for Papers for New Book

posted 08-24-16
A call for outstanding papers for a special ASCE book publication entitled “Wind Engineering in Natural Hazards” by Guest Editors Aly Mousaad Aly and Elena Dragomirescu.

News & Features

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

Virtual Communities of Practice

Forums for sharing information within specified communities.

Web Conferencing Service

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

Cyberinfrastructure Description

A comprehensive environment for experimental, theoretical, and computational engineering and science.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities at NHERI awardee institutions are posted here. Check back for current postings and new information.

Service Notices

All application services returned to production
09-20-2016 8:00PM
All applications are available in the Discovery Workspace with Stampede's return to service following maintenance on 9-20-16.

Data Depot

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

Discovery Workspace

Cloud-based tools for data analysis, computational simulation, and visualization to support research.

Extended Collaborative Support Services (ECSS)

DesignSafe technical staff collaborating with your research team.

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, and Help links to support site visitors and users.

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 that 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 will develop new community-prioritized computational modeling and simulation software with new capabilities for earthquake, wind, and multi-hazard engineering.The NCO will serve as the NHERI-wide coordinator, 



Experimental Facilities

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


Computational Simulation Center (SimCenter)

Community-driven, open source computational & simulation tools.

Network Coordination Office (NCO)

Coordination of NHERI-wide activities and awardees.

Training & Events

Introduction to DesignSafe
This webinar will include a complete walkthrough of all the features of DesignSafe.

2nd NSF NHERI Wall of Wind Experimental Facility User Workshop
Learn about this facility and discuss NSF submission opportunities using the NHERI WOW-EF.

Training Resources

Self-paced online training, workshops, and webinars.

Student Engagement

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