The mission of the Center for Geohazards Studies is to nucleate and facilitate multidisciplinary research and training related to natural hazards. The Center was established in 2006 by the UB College of Arts and Sciences, with Prof. Michael F. Sheridan as the founding director. Since that time the Center’s activities have grown through additional UB investment and through several significant research grants. Major efforts are establishing online collaborative platforms (vhub.org) and field-scale experimental capabilities for use by the international research community. The Center for Geohazards Studies is part of larger UB efforts in sustainability research and training (RENEW).
Any member of the UB community can join the Center for Geohazards at no cost. Members receive updates on upcoming events, newsletters, and join a list that can be used to find natural hazards-related expertise within UB.
Graduate students who are Center members are eligible to apply for the Graduate Student Research Grant. Any UB graduate student who is a member of the Center is eligible, regardless of home department. The Call for Proposals is usually issued in January each year.
The Center hosts training events, seminars, workshops, and conferences that provide forums for learning and networking within the UB, national, and international research communities.