Natural Hazards Center, University of Colorado

Data Center Description
Since 1976, the Natural Hazards Research and Applications Information Center
(NHRAIC) has served as a national and international clearinghouse of knowledge
concerning the social science and policy aspects of disasters. The Center
collects and shares research and experience related to preparedness for,
response to, recovery from, and mitigation of disasters, emphasizing the link
between hazard mitigation and sustainability to both producers and users of
research and knowledge on extreme events.

A basic goal of the Center is to strengthen communication among researchers and
the individuals, organizations, and agencies concerned with reducing damages
caused by disasters. More than a quarter century of cultivating discourse among
these groups has placed NHRAIC center-stage in both the national and global
hazards communities.

The Center is funded by a consortium of federal agencies (Federal Emergency
Management Agency, National Science Foundation, U.S. Geological Survey,
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Aeronautics and Space
Administration, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Environmental Protection Agency,
U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention, and the U.S. Forest Service), the Institute for
Business and Home Safety, and the Public Entity Risk Institute.

The Center is guided by a National Advisory Committee comprised of
representatives of federal agencies that have an interest in hazards as well as
stakeholders from academia, state and local government, the private sector, and
the nongovernmental community. The Center has always promoted an all-hazards
approach for dealing with environmental extremes and has been a leading
proponent of cooperative partnerships among varying disciplines.

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