To keep pace with the fast-changing world of disaster research, the NHERI Five-Year Science Plan was envisioned as a living document that would change with the community throughout the life of the NHERI program. The Science Plan Task Group will review the Five-Year Science Plan annually and will look to natural hazards researchers and practitioners for the direction of how to update the Plan with the community.
The Task Force is asking the natural hazards community to review the 2017 edition of the Science Plan and provide any feedback to be considered for the 2018 edition. Following the comment submission period and a review period by the Task Force, the new edition of the Five-Year Science Plan will be released later this autumn.
To standardize the format of the feedback submitted and to facilitate the easy collation of all the comments for review, the Science Plan Task Force is asking community members to utilize the features built directly into the PDF file format by Adobe for adding annotations and comments (see instructions below).
The Task Force would like community members to submit their feedback on the Science Plan using the form provided here by 11:59pm EDT on Tuesday, July 31st, 2018. Providing your identity is optional, but it will allow the Task Force to follow up with any questions about your comments being considered.
Thank You for submitting your feedback on the NHERI Five-Year Science Plan! This living document can only remain vibrant and relevant to the natural hazards community as the NHERI program progresses with the help of community members like you.
If your preferred PDF view program does not have the ability to save comments into PDF files, recent versions of the free Adobe Acrobat Reader can be used on Windows and Mac platforms. The following instructions detail the process of installing Acrobat Reader and leaving a comment within the Science Plan PDF: