Extreme Events Research in the NHERI Network

Extreme events researchers affiliated with the NHERI network come together through the NHERI CONVERGE facility to conduct post-disaster reconnaissance missions, collect perishable data, and make that information publicly available on the NHERI DesignSafe Data Depot. Extreme events investigators also conduct mitigation- and recovery-focused NSF-funded research spurred by key disaster events.

NSF-funded Extreme Event Teams

GEER – Geotechnical Extreme Event Reconnaissance

ISEEER – Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Extreme Events Research

NEER – Nearshore Extreme Event Reconnaissance

OSEER – Operations and Systems Engineering Extreme Events Research

SSEER – Social Science Extreme Events Research

StEER – Structural Engineering Extreme Event Reconnaissance

SUMMEER – SUstainable Material Management Extreme Events Reconnaissance

NHERI EER Partners

Multiple NHERI sites support and contribute to the extreme events mission. Explore the highlighted sites below to utilize available resources and to learn more.


The NHERI CONVERGE facility, based at the University of Colorado Boulder, serves as the administrative hub for the Extreme Event Reconnaissance and Research (EER) groups funded by NSF. CONVERGE is the social-science-led component of the NHERI network that is focused on improving research coordination and advancing convergence research. Interested in learning about post-disaster reconnaissance and extreme events research? Find details about the EER networks and the CONVERGE Leadership Corps. In addition, learn more about how CONVERGE is training next generation rapid researchers while also empowering a culture shift toward data sharing through the CONVERGE Data Ambassadors program.


The NHERI RAPID facility, based at the University of Washington, provides training, equipment, mobile data collection applications, and other forms of technical expertise to NSF-funded reconnaissance teams. Curious about RAPID equipment and capabilities? Find details.


NHERI DesignSafe Cyberinfrastructure supports reconnaissance data collection and curation efforts. Interested in reconnaissance data? Visit the NHERI Reconnaissance Portal. Seeking damage assessment reports from NHERI-affiliated Extreme Events groups? Visit the NHERI DesignSafe Data Depot. The DesignSafe-CI also supports the NHERI network Slack channel, which reconnaissance teams use to communicate during their missions. Users must join the NHERI Slack channel to participate.

NHERI Network Coordination Office

The NHERI NCO is integral to linking the NSF-NHERI experimental, simulation, and other shared use components that facilitate and advance the work of the natural hazards reconnaissance and research communities.

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Extreme Events on YouTube

NHERI researchers frequently document their extreme events work in video and in webinars. View them in the Extreme Events Playlist on the NHERI DesignSafe YouTube channel. See also the CONVERGE Webinar Series.