Intensive Workshop

University of Washington, Seattle, WA
July 24-27, 2018

Workshop Description:

The RAPID facility supports and provides tools for the collection of perishable field data relevant to natural hazard events. On July 24-27, 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 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.
  • Days 3 and 4 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) advanced lidar and UAV image data collection, and (v) using the RAPID equipment and software to enhance reconnaissance in the social sciences.

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

Application Information:

Applications for this workshop are due on June 12. Application review and notification will be complete by June 15. 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 Jake Dafni (dafnij@uw.edu, 206-616-3318)


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