The NCALM policy for public release of airborne lidar data is determined by the project type:
Type 1: Standard NCALM acquisitions for NSF PIs
Data acquired for this type of project will be released to the public two years after the date of delivery to the PI.
Type 2: Seed grant projects awarded directly by NCALM
Seed grant projects are small, exploratory acquisitions. Data acquired for this type of project will be released six months after the date of delivery to the PI.
When a Principal Investigator's period of sole access to the data expires, or when a PI approves an early release, NCALM will release the data through OpenTopography.
For further information, please email the NCALM staff at ncalm [at] egr.uh.edu.