The University of Washington, Seattle, WA
July 23-26, 2024

Workshop Description:

The RAPID facility supports and provides instrumentation and tools for collecting perishable field data
relevant to natural hazard and disaster events. On July 23-26, The RAPID will host an in-person,
hands-on, intensive workshop providing attendees with the opportunity to develop expertise in using
The RAPID equipment to collect, process, and integrate collected data through the use of the mobile
application RApp and the cyberinfrastructure platform DesignSafe. The workshop will include proposal
preparation activities emphasizing the integration of reconnaissance missions across engineering and
the natural and social sciences.

  • Day 1 will offer an overview of The RAPID, its instruments, and capabilities, and an introduction
    to reconnaissance planning and data archiving in collaboration with DesignSafe.
  • Day 2 will allow workshop participants to select tracks from emphasis areas to gain specialized
    expertise with equipment and processes of interest. Potential tracks include (i) site
    characterization, (ii) coastal applications, (iii) social science applications, and (iv) environmental
  • Days 3 and 4 will provide introductory hands-on training for terrestrial lidar and drone-based
    image collection, including introducing the data processing software and methods used to
    construct 3D point cloud models from the collected data. During these days, there will be
    dedicated time to explore social science applications, including opportunities for feedback about
    additional equipment or resources to support interdisciplinary teams, including public and
    environmental health.

Application Information:

Applications for this workshop are due on April 30th. Application review and notification will be
completed by early May. 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.
We encourage all interested parties to apply, including but not limited to: graduate students,
post-doctoral researchers, university staff, university faculty, and professionals from the private sector.
Note that travel support is limited to U.S. citizens and permanent residents.


For questions, please contact the RAPID Facility ([email protected])

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