NHERI Network Coordination Office

Coordination of NHERI-wide activities and awardees

November 2023: The NCO has recently published the NHERI Science Plan, Third Edition, 2023. This comprehensive work conveys the power of the NHERI facilities and resources to make our communities more resilient.

Robertson, I., A. Bobet, B. Edge, W. Holmes, D. Johnson, M. LaChance, J. Ramirez. (2023) "Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure, Science Plan, Multi-Hazard Research to Make a More Resilient World, Third Edition." DesignSafe-CI. https://doi.org/10.17603/ds2-abbs-0966.

The NSF-funded Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure, NHERI, is a multi-hazards research community focused on mitigating the impact of earthquakes, windstorms, tsunamis, storm surge and other water-related hazards on our nation's civil infrastructure and society.

The Network Coordination Office, physically located at Purdue University, serves as the administrative headquarters for NHERI's nation-wide network of 11 research facilities.

As the focal point for the NSF-funded natural hazards research community, the NCO performs the following duties:

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The NCO's Education and Community Outreach team administers the network's annual Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program. The ECO also holds an annual Summer Institute for early career faculty, graduate students, and K-12 educators to learn about NHERI resources and NSF support for natural hazards research.

The Network Independent Advisory Committee offer guidance to the NHERI Council, which is comprised of NHERI site principal investigators.

As well as network governance, the NCO provides many avenues for community participation and encourages researchers to join network-wide committees that make decisions about experimental scheduling, educational activities, user satisfaction, tech transfer, and Science Plan development.

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Natural Hazards Research Summit 2024

The NHERI NCO is supported by NSF award number #2129782(opens a new window). Its offices are located on the campus of Purdue University(opens a new window) as a center within Discovery Park(opens a new window), a 40 acre complex of facilities that provide open, collaborative research environments where interdisciplinary projects are connected to the world.