Natural Hazards Archive

HAZHub, Michigan Tech's Natural Hazards Archive was developed as the Data Archive Plan of the NSF project, "Remote Sensing for Hazard Mitigation and Resource Protection in Pacific Latin America".  This project was sponsored by the National Science Foundation's Office of International Science and Engineering (OISE).  The initial repository data was directly related to the research performed by grad students and faculty involved in the project, but the repository is a pro-active archive system that will continue to maintain archives of data sets from current and future geologic hazards and resources research performed at Michigan Tech and other collaborating institutions. Geologic hazards and resources include research in the areas of geohydrology, volcanology, and seismology.

The backbone of the database is the open-source 
integrated Rule-Oriented Data System (iRODS), developed by the Data Intensive Cyber Environments Center (DICE Center) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Development of the core iRODS system has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Archives and Records Administration.