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You are never to old to have a go. The Virtual Hazard Impact and Risk Laboratory (VHIRL) is a scientific workflow portal that provides natural hazard researchers with access to an integrated environment that exploits eResearch tools and Cloud computing technology.

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The Collaboration

VHIRL is a collaboration between CSIRO, NeCTAR, Geoscience Australia (GA), University of Queensland, Australian National University, Bureau of Meteorology and the National Computational Infrastructure (NCI), and has been funded by the Federal Government’s Education Investment Funds through NeCTAR.


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Templates describing scenarios are loaded by default in the Virtual Lab.


Your Work - Your Lab

Want to use VHIRL to do "Your" work. With VHIRL you can BYO data and computational code and simply use the infrastructure VHIRL has access to!

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VHIRL Examples/Templates


Inundate a section of the Australian coast with a tsunami


Propagate an earthquake through a capital city in Australia, or a generic basin model


Determine the chance of a category 5 cyclone in a coastal Australian town

BYO data & science

Information on how to bring your own data and code to simulate whatever you'd like using VHIRL infrastructure

Template Registry

Registry of all published Templates shared by the Research Community

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  • Access to ALL publicly available data
  • Limited computational capacity
  • Results available for up to 3months
  • Documentation
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  • Large computational capacity
  • Results available indefinitely
  • Documentation
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