We are a 12-node research network composed of:

  • Experimental facilities
  • Computational and data management facilities
  • Simulation and modeling resources
  • Reconnaissance and social science resources

Our collective mission: Mitigate natural and infrastructure damage from
natural hazards — including hurricanes, storm surge tsunamis, earthquakes and landslides.

Community Resources

NHERI provides more than just time in experimental facilities.  The program creates many resources for the natural hazards research community, including these highlights:

NHERI Facilities Attending the Fall Meeting

Attending in person?  Visit our booth (#545) on the exhibit floor to hear all about NHERI from Facility Schedulling and Operations Coordinator, Dan Zehner, and speak to representatives from the NHERI RAPID and OH Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory facilities:

Meet the NHERI RAPID Facility

Joseph Wartman, director of the NHERI RAPID program based at the University of Washington, will be available to discuss how RAPID helps the NHERI community perform reconnaissance and collect valuable data in the field.


Interested students can apply to the newly announced RAPID Graduate Scholars program.

Meet NHERI at Oregon State University

Pedro Lomonaco, director of the OH Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory at Oregon State University, will be available to discuss NHERI projects and the capabilities at his facility.


Shoreline experimentation underway at the NHERI at OSU facility, the OH Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory.


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Explorer Our Experimental Facilities

LEARN MORE from our network of facility sites:


Wall of Wind full-scale hurricane wind and storm testing
Florida International University


Boundary layer wind tunnel for scaled wind hazard research
University of Florida


Large wave flume and directional wave basin laboratory
Oregon State University


Post-disaster RAPID reconnaissance equipment and training
University of Washington


Large geotechnical centrifuges
University of California, Davis


Dynamic in-situ ground and infrastructure testing using large-scale mobile shakers
University of Texas at Austin


Large-scale hybrid simulation testing, also known as cyber-physical testing
Lehigh University


Large and full-scale earthquake simulation on the Large High Performance Outdoor Shake Table (LHPOST6)
University of California, San Diego


Cyberinfrastructure resources, including high-performance computing and tools for data analysis, sharing, publication and curation
University of Texas Austin


Multihazard computational modeling and simulation software tools and training
University of California Berkeley


Social science disaster research and resources, including extreme event reconnaissance
University of Colorado Boulder


NHERI facility scheduling, community governance, network-wide education and outreach
Purdue University