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Risk Index Contributors

71 entities contributed to the development of the National Risk Index by providing domain expertise and/or data.

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Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne National Laboratory is a multidisciplinary science and engineering research center that seeks to answer the biggest questions facing humanity, from how to obtain affordable clean energy to protecting ourselves and our environment.

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Arizona State University’s (ASU) Center for Emergency Management and Homeland Security (CEMHS)

The CEMHS at ASU is a university-wide interdisciplinary hub for the research and practice of emergency management and homeland security. Through projects, education, and outreach, the CEMHS engages critical communities of practice, such as planning, community development, governance, defense, human welfare, and climate change adaptation.

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California Department of Conservation

The California Department of Conservation administers a variety of programs vital to California's public safety, environment, and economy. Its services are designed to balance today's needs with tomorrow's obligations by fostering the wise use and conservation of energy, land, and mineral resources.

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California Geological Survey

The mission of the California Geological Survey is to provide scientific products and services about the state's geology, seismology, and mineral resources, including their related hazards that affect the health, safety, and business interests of the people of California.

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California Office of Emergency Services

The California Office of Emergency Services takes a proactive approach to addressing the risks, threats, and vulnerabilities of California's people, property, economy, and environment.

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Colorado Avalanche Information Center

The Colorado Avalanche Information Center is a part of the Colorado Geological Survey, and provides avalanche-safety classes and issues forecasts of avalanche and mountain weather conditions.

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Community and Regional Resilience Institute (CARRI)

CARRI is an organization that assists communities across the nation with understanding their strengths and vulnerabilities, taking positive collective actions to limit the impact of disruptive crises, and providing guidance to communities recovering from disasters.

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Compass PTS JV

Compass PTS is a joint venture that provides architectural and engineering technical services. It includes ABS Consulting, AECOM, and CDM Smith Inc., as well as other companies who were not directly involved with the National Risk Index.

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CoreLogic provides information intelligence to identify and manage growth opportunities, improve business performance, and manage risk. Its flood services include flood determinations, flood portfolio servicing, natural hazard reports, and flood insurance coverage analyses.

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Coulbourne Consulting is a structural engineering consulting firm specializing in solutions to natural hazard-caused problems from high wind and flood events, including hurricanes, storm surges, riverine floods, and tornadoes.

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Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited is a consulting company providing strategic, financial, operational, human capital, and IT services.

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FACTOR, Inc. delivers essential expertise to clients enabling them to better manage the risks inherent in their operations. They apply advanced methodologies, technology, and data analysis to support risk-based decision making and create competitive advantages for their clients. FACTOR has solved challenging risk management problems in the transportation, energy, chemical, insurance, and public sectors.

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Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)

FLASH is a consumer advocate that promotes life safety, property protection, and resiliency by empowering the community with knowledge and resources for strengthening homes and safeguarding families from natural and manmade disasters.

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Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

FEMA is a federal agency that is responsible for helping people before, during and after disasters.

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Hinman Consulting is a consulting group of engineers and technical experts who offer a full range of services, from risk management to engineering design.

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Humanitarian Data Exchange (HDX)

HDX, managed by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)'s Centre for Humanitarian Data, is an open platform for sharing data across crises and organizations. The goal of HDX is to make humanitarian data easy to find and use for analysis.

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Idaho National Laboratory (INL)

INL is one of the national laboratories of the United States Department of Energy.

Imagine Water Works is dedicated to building resilience and reducing risk from flooding, pollution, and natural hazards by contributing to community-driven solutions through a mix of consulting, research, and pro bono projects.

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Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS)

IBHS is an independent, nonprofit, scientific research and communications organization of property insurers and reinsurers that conducts objective research to identify and promote the most effective ways to strengthen homes, businesses, and communities against natural disasters and other causes of loss.

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Iowa State University's Iowa Environmental Mesonet

The Iowa Environmental Mesonet of Iowa State University collects environmental data from cooperating members with observing networks, and stores and makes the data publicly available.

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Louisiana State University is a public research university located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Cooperative Open Online Landslide Repository (COOLR)

The COOLR, a project of NASA’s Precipitation Measurement Missions, is a worldwide inventory of landslide events. COOLR currently includes NASA’S Global Landslide Catalog, Landslide Reporter Catalog, and collated landslide inventories from other institutions.

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National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP)

NEHRP was established by the U.S. Congress to reduce the risks of life and property from future earthquakes in the United States through the establishment and maintenance of an effective earthquake hazards reduction program. Four primary agencies contribute to the program's mitigation efforts: FEMA, National Institute of Standards and Technology, National Science Foundation, and U.S. Geological Survey.

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National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

NIST is a physical science and measurement standards laboratory with programs in nanoscale science and technology, engineering, information technology, neutron research, material measurement, and physical measurement, and a mission to promote innovation and industrial competitiveness.

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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI)

The NCEI is responsible for preserving, monitoring, assessing, and providing public access to the nation's largest archive of climate and historical weather data and information. It provides over 25 petabytes of comprehensive atmospheric, coastal, oceanic, and geophysical data.

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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Hurricane Center

The mission of the National Hurricane Center is to save lives, mitigate property loss, and improve economic efficiency by issuing the best watches, warnings, forecasts, and analyses of hazardous tropical weather and by increasing understanding of these hazards.

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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Weather Service (NWS)

The mission of the NWS is to provide weather, water, and climate data, forecasts, and warnings for the protection of life and property and enhancement of the national economy.

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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Office for Coastal Management

The Office for Coastal Management provides access to the science and environmental intelligence communities need to identify the best ways to address storm preparedness, erosion, development, habitat loss, sea level rise, public access, and threats to water quality.

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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Storm Prediction Center

The mission of the Storm Prediction Center is to use innovative science and technology to deliver timely and accurate watch and forecast products/information dealing with tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, lightning, wildfires, and winter weather for the United States to protect lives and property.

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Natural Hazard Mitigation Association (NHMA)

NHMA is a professional association that promotes reducing the risk and consequences of natural hazard events with a special emphasis on protecting the most vulnerable populations in our communities.

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New York Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (NY DHSES)

NY DHSES provides leadership, coordination, and support for efforts to prevent, protect against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from terrorism and other man-made and natural disasters, threats, fires, and other emergencies.

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Niyam IT is a consulting company crafting mission-critical technologies for emergency preparedness and response, natural resource management, law enforcement and justice, public health, and global citizen services.

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Nodi Solutions is a consulting company that provides expertise on strategy, engineering, project and program management, emergency management, and strategic communications challenges. Nodi's team has experienced professionals across all parts of the enterprise for civil, defense, intel, and commercial organizations.

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Old Dominion University is a public research university in Norfolk, Virginia.

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Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries

The Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Resources seeks to increase understanding of Oregon's geologic resources and hazards through science and stewardship.

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The Pacific Disaster Center is an applied science, information, and technology center working to reduce disaster risks and impacts on life, property, and economies worldwide.

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Poland Consultants is a consulting practice that specializes in earthquake engineering, disaster resilience, and related research and development.

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The RAND Corporation is a research organization that develops solutions to public policy challenges to help make communities throughout the world safer and more secure, healthier, and more prosperous.

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Resilience Action Partners JV

Resilience Action Partners is a joint venture involving Michael Baker International and Ogilvy Public Relations that offers holistic approaches to achieving community resilience through the combination of expertise in risk communications, stakeholder engagement, behavior change, mitigation, risk reduction, and community planning.

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Smithsonian Institution's Global Volcanism Program

The mission of the Smithsonian Institution's Global Volcanism Program is to document, understand, and disseminate information about global volcanic activity.

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State of Hawaii’s Office of Planning’s Statewide GIS Program

The State of Hawaii’s Office of Planning’s Statewide GIS Program leads a multi-agency effort to establish, promote, and coordinate the use of geographic information systems (GIS) technology among Hawaii state government agencies.

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State University of New York at Albany’s (SUNY Albany) Visualization and Informatics Lab (AVAIL)

The mission of AVAIL at SUNY Albany is to use the latest technology to solve modern transportation problems. Using a modern, web-based, and extensible visualization platform, AVAIL seeks to explore the interaction of current planning and research procedures through the use of visual analytics and informatics.

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Strategic Alliance for Risk Reduction (STARR II)

STAR II is a joint venture comprised of Atkins, Stantec and Dewberry, leaders in Digital Flood Insurance Rate Map (DFIRM) mapping, risk assessment, risk communication, and mitigation planning.

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Swiss Re is a wholesale provider of reinsurance, insurance and other insurance-based forms of risk transfer.

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The Polis Center at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

The Polis Center at IUPUI is a collaborative, applied research center that specializes in community-based research and analysis, and advanced information technologies to build understanding of community issues from a variety of perspectives.

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL)

The CRREL solves interdisciplinary, strategically important problems for the Corps of Engineers, Army, Department of Defense, and the nation. CRREL discovers, develops, and delivers advanced and applied science and engineering to complex environments, materials, and processes in all seasons and climates.

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U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

The USDA provides economic opportunity through innovation, helping rural America to thrive; to promote agriculture production; and to preserve our Nation's natural resources. The USDA Forest Service has been managing wildland fire on national forests and grasslands for more than 100 years. The agency works alongside state and local partners to protect people, communities, and resources across the entire shared landscape.

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U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)

The USDA's NASS conducts hundreds of surveys every year and prepares reports covering virtually every aspect of U.S. agriculture. Production and supplies of food and fiber, prices paid and received by farmers, farm labor and wages, farm finances, chemical use, and changes in the demographics of United States producers are only a few examples. NASS is committed to providing timely, accurate, and useful statistics in service to United States agriculture.

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U.S. Forest Service's Fire Modeling Institute's Missoula Fire Sciences Lab

The Fire Modeling Institute's Missoula Fire Sciences Lab has a national charter to conduct fundamental and applied research relating to wildland fire processes, terrestrial and atmospheric effects of fire, and ecological adaptations to fire. It also develops associated tools and applications for scientists and managers.

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U.S. Forest Service's National Avalanche Center (NAC)

The NAC provides program guidance and support to Forest Service avalanche centers and military artillery programs, as well as field support and the transfer of information and technology.

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U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

USGS is a federal agency that provides new scientific methods and tools to enable timely, relevant, and useful information about the Earth and its processes.

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U.S. Geological Survey’s Earthquake Hazards Program

The Earthquake Hazards Program’s role is to provide earth sciences information and products for earthquake loss reduction. The goals of the program are to improve earthquake hazard identification and risk assessment methods and their use, maintain and improve comprehensive earthquake monitoring in the United States, and improve the understanding of earthquake occurrences and their effects and consequences.

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U.S. Geological Survey's Landslide Hazards Program

The Landslide Hazards Program has the primary objective of reducing long-term losses from landslide hazards by improving our understanding of the causes of ground failure and suggesting mitigation strategies.

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United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR)

UNDRR is an organizational unit of the UN Secretariat that serves as the focal point in the UN system for the coordination of disaster reduction and to ensure synergies among disaster reduction activities.

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University of Alaska – Fairbanks' Alaska Earthquake Center

The Alaska Earthquake Center at the University of Alaska – Fairbanks is dedicated to reducing the impacts of earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanic eruptions in Alaska. It provides definitive earthquake information to the public, emergency managers, scientists, and engineers.

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University of Central Florida

The University of Central Florida is a public research university located in Orlando, Florida.

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University of Colorado – Boulder

The University of Colorado – Boulder is a public research university located in Boulder, Colorado.

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University of Colorado – Denver

The University of Colorado – Denver is a public research university located in Denver, Colorado.

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The University of Idaho is a public research university located in Moscow, Idaho.

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Wind Engineering Laboratory

The Wind Engineering Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Campaign is a research laboratory that focuses on developing techniques and physical resources necessary to extend current understanding of windstorm hazards and their impacts on structures.

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The University of Michigan is a public research university located in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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The University of Missouri is a public research university located in Columbia, Missouri.

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University of Nebraska-Lincoln's National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC)

NDMC at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln helps people and institutions develop and implement measures to reduce societal vulnerability to drought, stressing preparedness and risk management rather than crisis management.

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University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a public research university located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

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University of South Carolina’s Hazards and Vulnerability Research Institute (HVRI)

HVRI at the University of South Carolina is an interdisciplinary research and graduate/undergraduate training center focused on the development of theory, data, metrics, methods, applications, and spatial analytical models for understanding the field of hazard vulnerability science.

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University of Southern California's Tsunami Research Center

The Tsunami Research Center of the University of Southern California is actively involved with all aspects of tsunami research, including field surveys, numerical and analytical modeling, and hazard assessment, mitigation, and planning.

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University of Wisconsin-Madison's Space Science and Engineering Center (SSEC)

SSEC at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is an internationally known research and development center. The SSEC develops and utilizes space-, aircraft- and ground-based instrumentation to collect and analyze observations of the Earth's atmosphere, oceans, land surface, and other planetary atmospheres to improve our understanding of weather, climate, and atmospheric processes.

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The Urban Institute is a nonprofit research organization that provides unbiased, authoritative insights to inform consequential choices about the well-being of people and places in the United States. Their experts diagnose current challenges and look ahead to identify opportunities for change, and help stakeholders develop solutions and strategies to address concerns and remove roadblocks.

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Washington State Department of Natural Resources

The mission of the Washington State Department of Natural Resources is to manage, sustain, and protect the health and productivity of Washington's lands and waters to meet the needs of present and future generations.

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Wildfire Planning International

Wildfire Planning International works with communities across the United States and Canada to make informed decisions in wildfire planning and help reduce risk in the wildland-urban interface through consulting services for a wide-ranging customer base.

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This document contains references and links to non-federal resources and organizations. This information is meant solely for informational purposes and is not intended to be an endorsement of any non-federal entity by FEMA, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, or the U.S. government.