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ABOUT StEER

StEER builds societal resilience by generating new knowledge on the performance of the built environment through impactful post-disaster reconnaissance disseminated to affected communities.

VISION

CAPACITY

promoting community-driven standards, best practices, and training for field reconnaissance

COORDINATION

coordinating early, efficient and impactful event responses

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COLLABORATION

broadly engaging communities of research, practice and policy to accelerate learning from disasters

MISSION

StEER deepens the structural natural hazards engineering (NHE) community’s capacity for reliable post-event reconnaissance through:

StEER broadly serves any and all stakeholders invested in or affected by the performance of buildings and other infrastructure, including academia, public and private sectors, government, non-profit, and public-at-large. While StEER directly funds only US academic researchers on our Field Assessment Structural Teams (FASTs), we engage the broader community through our Virtual Assessment Structural Teams (VASTs), unfunded collaborations and dissemination of data and findings to a wide range of individuals and organizations responding to and affected by disasters.

OUR
COMMUNITY

Under the banner of NHERI's CONVERGE node, StEER works closely with the wider Extreme Events Reconnaissance consortium including the Geotechnical Extreme Events Reconnaissance (GEER) Association and the networks for Nearshore Extreme Events Reconnaissance (NEER), Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Extreme Events Research (ISEEER) and Social Science Extreme Events Research (SSEER), as well as the NHERI RAPID equipment facility and NHERI DesignSafe CI, long-term home to all StEER data and reports.

Note that StEER does not conduct hypothesis-driven research or support the research agenda of any specific researcher. StEER’s mandate is to collect perishable data swiftly and systematically in order to inform the community's continued study of a disaster through subsequent in-depth data collection that addresses specific research questions (see FAQs for details).

HAZARDS

StEER focuses on natural hazards causing structural damage to the built environment, including:

HURRICANES

TORNADOES

EARTHQUAKES

TSUNAMIS

Collectively, StEER's leadership brings experience in responding to a wide range of disasters both domestically and internationally. Associate Directors respectively represent earthquake and wind-induced hazards, as well as cross-cutting themes of data standards and assessment technologies to deliver support for the diverse needs of the structural engineering reconnaissance community. 

OUR
LEADERSHIP
OUR
MEMBERS

StEER has members and regional nodes around the world. Currently our regional nodes reside at the institutions of our five founding universities: University of Notre Dame, University of Florida, Auburn University, University of California, Berkeley and University of Hawai'i at Manoa, but will soon expand globally as we grow our membership. Explore the map below and click on the pins to learn about each member's participation in various Field Assessment Structural Teams (VASTs) and Virtual Assessment Structural Teams (VASTs) for different events.