Since 1975, the Natural Hazards Center has hosted the Annual Natural Hazards Research and Applications Workshop in Colorado. Today, the Workshop is attended by over 500 federal, state, and local emergency officials; representatives of nonprofit and humanitarian organizations; hazards researchers; disaster consultants; and others dedicated to reducing risk and alleviating the harm from disasters. at the Natural Hazards Workshop, SURGE scholars will have the opportunity to meet and interact with disaster researchers from several disciplines.
SURGE Initiative Poster: NSF INCLUDES: Minority SURGE Capacity in Disasters
The SURGE Reconnaissance mission serves as a way to provide real-world, tangible experience of the impacts of a disaster. In 2018, we plan to visit St. Thomas and St. John of the U.S. Virgin Islands to explore the effects of the 2017 Hurricane Season to the natural, built and human environments. Scholars will learn from community leaders and on-site partners about the ongoing recovery efforts, participate in a community service activity, and survey the visible impacts while in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Date: March 2-4, 2018
Theme: Transdisciplinary Approach to Disaster Response and Recovery