designsafe-radio-logo-NHERIDaniel Zehner from the DesignSafe Radio podcast joins us on the Disaster Podcast this week. He highlights the research opportunities at NHERI for the major hazard areas they look into: wind, earthquakes, tsunami, coastal erosion, and rapid response after events.  His podcast program focuses on the important work of the team at the Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI). NHERI is committed to making sure the next natural hazard doesn’t have to be a disaster for you and your family.

Also on the show this week are co-hosts Sam Bradley and Jamie Davis, the Podmedic. We also had our disaster weather expert Kyle Nelson on along with wilderness EMS educator Kevin Reiter from

Daniel is the Facility Scheduling and Operations Coordinator for the Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI) Network Coordination Office (NCO). I schedule research projects for scientists doing research in the 8 experimental test facilities of NHERI, and oversee the daily operations of the NHERI NCO and our reporting to the National Science Foundation (NSF).

As part of his role, he started DesignSafe Radio as a way to help educate the public about natural hazards research and connect with new researchers and practitioners that may be interested in doing testing at one of their research facilities around the country.

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