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NHERI RAPID Facility is Hosting Intensive Workshop

The NHERI – Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure program is hosting an intensive workshop at its RAPID Facility which is located at the University of Washington in Seattle, July 23 – 26, 2019.

Workshop Description:

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The Natural Hazards Reconnaissance Facility (known as the “RAPID” https://rapid.designsafe-ci.org/) provides investigators with the equipment, software, and support services needed to collect, process, and analyze perishable data from natural hazard events. On July 23-26, the RAPID will host a hands-on, intensive workshop providing attendees with the opportunity to develop expertise in using RAPID equipment to collect data, process the data, and integrate the collected data through the use of the RAPID mobile software (“RApp”) and DesignSafe-CI.

  • Day 1 will offer an overview of The RAPID, its equipment and capabilities, and an introduction to reconnaissance planning and data archiving.
  • 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 the integration of reconnaissance missions and science across disciplines.

Application Information:

Applications for this workshop are due on April 5. Application review and notification will be complete by April 19. 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. Register here:



For all inquiries please contact RAPID Program Coordinator Caitlin Bourassa (caitbo@uw.edu, 206-616-3318).

For more information about RAPID click here.

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