2020 Intensive Workshop

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
NEW DATE TBA - January, 2021

The RAPID facility supports and provides tools for the collection of perishable field data relevant to natural hazard events. On July 21-24, The RAPID will host a hands-on, intensive workshop providing attendees with the opportunity to develop expertise in using The RAPID equipment to collect data, processing the data, and integrating the reconnaissance and collected data through the use of The RAPID software (the RApp) and DesignSafe.

  • Day 1 will offer an overview of The RAPID, its equipment and capabilities, and an introduction to reconnaissance planning and data archiving (in collaboration with DesignSafe).
  • Day 2 will allow workshop participants to select different tracks from emphasis areas to gain more specialized expertise with equipment and processes of interest. Potential tracks include (i) site characterization, (ii) coastal applications, (iii) Mobile data collection with lidar, Streetview, and RApp.
  • Days 3 and 4 will provide introductory hands-on training for terrestrial lidar and drone-based image collection, including an introduction to the data processing software and methods used to construct 3D point cloud models from the collected data.

The workshop will conclude with proposal preparation activities that will emphasize integration of reconnaissance missions and science across disciplines.

Application Information

We encourage all interested parties to apply, including but not limited to: students, post-doctoral researchers, university staff, university faculty and professionals from the private sector.

Applications for this workshop are due on April 17. Application review and notification will be completed by May 1. A limited amount of travel support is available and will be awarded at that time. We anticipate demand for this workshop to exceed capacity so please apply by the date.


For questions please contact the RAPID Facility, uwrapid@uw.edu.

This event has been postponed. Registration will open again when a new date is set. Thank you for your interest.