Centre for Natural Hazards Research

Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia
What the facility does

Analysis of sediments in support of natural hazard research.

Areas of expertise

The laboratory performs state-of-the-art analytical work on soils and unconsolidated sediments in support of paleo-earthquake, landslide and flood research.

Research services

Particle-size analysis, ground-penetrating radar surveys

Sectors of application
  • Education
  • Environmental technologies and related services
  • Fisheries and aquaculture
  • Forestry and forest-based industries
  • Information and communication technologies and media
  • Professional and technical services (including legal services, architecture, engineering)
  • Transportation
  • Utilities



Malvern Instruments Mastersizer

Particle-size analysis

Sensors and software GPR

Subsurface geological survey