A comprehensive cloud-based natural hazards research environment for experimental, theoretical, and computational engineering and science.



The DesignSafe web portal is a cyberinfrastructure for the natural hazards engineering community to provide computational tools to manage, analyze, and understand critical data for natural hazards research. This includes an interactive web interface, data repositories to share data sets, and a cloud-based workspace for researchers to access HPC resources to perform simulation, computation, data analysis, and other research tasks. The integration of data and computation in the cloud enables new research discoveries in natural hazards engineering, which in turn can lead to more hazard-resilient civil infrastructure.

The variety of tools provided throughout the Research Workbench are designed to better enable researchers to store, study, and work with their data in order to promote discovery, access to information, and enhanced communication.