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McMurdo Dry Valleys Lidar Data Now Available
August 14, 2017
OpenTopography has released lidar point cloud and DEM data covering over 2,700 km2 of the McMurdo Dry Valleys in Antarctica. The data was collected by NCALM in 2014–2015 and includes Taylor...
McMurdo Dry Valleys Lidar Data Now Available

OpenTopography has released lidar point cloud and DEM data covering over 2,700 km2 of the McMurdo Dry Valleys in Antarctica. The data was collected by NCALM in 2014–2015 and includes Taylor, Wright, Pearse, Victoria, Mckelvey, Barwick, and Valham valleys. Dry Valleys data can be accessed here.

Buried Shallow Fault Slip from the South Napa Earthquake Revealed
August 8, 2017
A new USGS-led study suggests that earthquake-related deformation just below the Earth's surface can be quite different from how it is expressed at the surface. The study was completed...
Buried Shallow Fault Slip from the South Napa Earthquake Revealed

A new USGS-led study suggests that earthquake-related deformation just below the Earth's surface can be quite different from how it is expressed at the surface. The study was completed using lidar data. Read the full press release here, including the accompanying Science Advances paper, co-authored by Dr. Craig Glennie.

Harvesting Earthquake Fault Slip From Laser Images of Napa's Vineyards
July 31, 2017
UH civil and environmental engineering Professor Craig Glennie assisted in a new U.S. Geological Survey-led study that finds deformation below the Earth’s surface caused by earthquakes is...

UH civil and environmental engineering Professor Craig Glennie assisted in a new U.S. Geological Survey-led study that finds deformation below the Earth’s surface caused by earthquakes is expressed much differently than displacement at the surface.

NCALM Announces 2016 Seed Proposal Winners
February 17, 2017
The winners of the annual Seed Proposal program have been selected. Eight students will have their projects mapped by NCALM in the coming months. Congratulations to this year's winners!...
NCALM Announces 2016 Seed Proposal Winners

The winners of the annual Seed Proposal program have been selected. Eight students will have their projects mapped by NCALM in the coming months. Congratulations to this year's winners! Read the full announcement here.

In Vietnam, UH Engineer Hyongki Lee Trains Stakeholders to use Satellite Data for Managing Water
November 16, 2016
Selected by NASA to help manage water for Indochina, Assistant Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Hyongki Lee is now teaching them how to do it without him.
Assistant Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Hyongki Lee teaching in Vietnam. Photo courtesy SERVIR GLOBAL

Selected by NASA to help manage water for Indochina, Assistant Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Hyongki Lee is now teaching them how to do it without him.

Twelve New NCALM Datasets Available Through OpenTopography
November 7, 2016
OpenTopography has released a dozen new datasets collected by NCALM. Among the data are eight student seed grant projects and two Critical Zone Observatory (CZO) projects. See the news...
Twelve New NCALM Datasets Available Through OpenTopography

OpenTopography has released a dozen new datasets collected by NCALM. Among the data are eight student seed grant projects and two Critical Zone Observatory (CZO) projects. See the news release for access to the datasets, here.

Request for NCALM Seed Proposals from Graduate Students
October 7, 2016
The National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping, funded by the National Science Foundation, invites proposals from graduate students seeking Airborne Laser Swath Mapping observations...
Request for NCALM Seed Proposals from Graduate Students

The National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping, funded by the National Science Foundation, invites proposals from graduate students seeking Airborne Laser Swath Mapping observations covering limited areas (no more than 40 km2) for use in research toward an M.S. or Ph.D. degree. Proposals must be submitted online. For background information and complete guidelines for submitting a proposal, please see the Seed Proposals and Format Guidelines pages. The period for proposal submission is October 10 – December 23, 2016. For more information, contact ncalm [at] egr.uh.edu (subject: Seed%20Project%20Proposal%20Information) or call 832.842.8881.

OpenTopography Releases New NCALM Dataset from New Zealand
September 29, 2016
OpenTopography has released a dataset from the South Island of New Zealand. The data are part of the Marlborough Fault System and were collected by NCALM in March, 2014. Access to the data...
OpenTopography Releases New NCALM Dataset from New Zealand

OpenTopography has released a dataset from the South Island of New Zealand. The data are part of the Marlborough Fault System and were collected by NCALM in March, 2014. Access to the data can be found here.

UH Engineer Dives In to Determine How Much Water Exists In the World
September 12, 2016
Hyongki Lee, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at the Cullen College, is making quite a splash. Lee has accomplished so much in the field of water you could say he’...
SWOT image artist rendering, courtesy of NASA

Hyongki Lee, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at the Cullen College, is making quite a splash. Lee has accomplished so much in the field of water you could say he’s all over the map, but soon his work will be high above the map. He’s helped Pakistani officials manage water resources and was selected by NASA to do the same in Indochina.

Ph.D. Student Opportunities in Geosensing Systems Engineering & Sciences
August 18, 2016
The Geosensing Systems Engineering & Sciences (GSES) Graduate Program in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Houston, in conjunction with the...
Ph.D. Student Opportunities in Geosensing Systems Engineering & Sciences

The Geosensing Systems Engineering & Sciences (GSES) Graduate Program in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Houston, in conjunction with the NSF National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM), is seeking qualified applicants (with backgrounds in engineering, geomatics, geosciences, physics, astronomy, computer sciences, or geography) interested in: Design, development, and testing of lidar, digital image, and hyperspectral sensors; Research applications of lidar observations, including when combined with digital imagery or hyperspectral measurements; Study of satellite altimetry for applications in hydrology, glaciology, geodynamics, and sea levels; Applications of terrestrial laser scanning, airborne lidar, and GPS in natural hazards studies and mitigation; and Applications of airborne remote sensing techniques in geomorphology, climate/weather studies, hydrology, and tectonics.

Additionally, U.S. citizens interested in single photon and Geiger mode lidar analysis are encouraged to apply for opportunities to participate in sensor design and error analysis, geometric and radiometric calibration algorithm development, data filtering and feature extraction, comparison and fusion with traditional active and passive remote sensing products, and multi-sensor fusion design and data exploitation.

Please visit: ncalm.cive.uh.edu/gses/geosensing, for more information.

The application process and forms can be found on the Civil & Environmental Engineering website. Interested students can contact Dr. Craig Glennie at: clglennie [at] uh.edu (subject: GSES%20Graduate%20Program%20Information%20Request) .

Deadline: February 1st, 2017

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