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New NCALM Dataset Along Coast of Lake Michigan, Wisconsin
November 11, 2021
A new lidar dataset covering 84 sq km along the coast of Lake Michigan east of Milwaukee, Wisconsin is now available on OpenTopography. This lidar dataset was collected as part of a...
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A new lidar dataset covering 84 sq km along the coast of Lake Michigan east of Milwaukee, Wisconsin is now available on OpenTopography. This lidar dataset was collected as part of a National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping seed grant for Collin Roland at the University of Wisconsin and includes bathymetry...

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Geosensing Systems Engineering Seeks Faculty for Assistant Professor
November 3, 2021
Geosensing Systems Engineering & Sciences Faculty Position The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at the University of Houston invites applications for one full-...
University of Houston Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Geosensing Systems Engineering & Sciences Faculty Position

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at the University of Houston invites applications for one full-time tenure track faculty position in the Geosensing Systems Engineering & Sciences (GSES) program. Candidates with multi-disciplinary interests are invited to apply at the Assistant Professor rank.

Qualifications: The applicant must have an earned Ph.D. in geomatics, geodetic science, geology, geophysics, computer science and/or a related field of civil/environmental/aerospace/electrical engineering with expertise in the broad area of geospatial observations including satellite or airborne remote sensing, machine learning and artificial intelligence, photogrammetry and machine vision, signal processing and geospatial analytics.

University and Department: The University of Houston is located in a park-like campus a few minutes from downtown Houston with over 37,000 undergraduate students and 8,000 graduate students. The CEE department currently has 22 tenured or tenure-track faculty members with over 340 undergraduates, and over 125 graduate students.

Read the full University of Houston job announcement and description here: Assistant Professor - Geosensing Systems Engineering & Sciences (GSES) - (FAC001957).

 

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The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

Airborne mapping identifies nearly 500 sites and patterns, re-conceptualizing early Mesoamerica
October 25, 2021
Lidar-based 3D image of the site of Buenavista on the day of sunrise alignment. Image by Takeshi Inomata, University of Arizona.
New NCALM Dataset in Tahoe National Forest Available
September 30, 2021
A new lidar dataset covering approximately 62 sq km within Tahoe National Forest near Truckee, California is now available on OpenTopography. This lidar dataset was collected as part of a...
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A new lidar dataset covering approximately 62 sq km within Tahoe National Forest near Truckee, California is now available on OpenTopography. This lidar dataset was collected as part of a National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping seed grant for Louis Graup at the University of California, Santa Barbara...

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NCALM Invites Graduate Students to Submit 2021 Seed Proposals
September 27, 2021
2021 Seed Proposal Period: September 27, 2021–January 7, 2022 The National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping invites proposals from graduate student PIs seeking airborne lidar data for use...
National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping

2021 Seed Proposal Period: September 27, 2021–January 7, 2022

The National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping invites proposals from graduate student PIs seeking airborne lidar data for use in research toward an M.S. or Ph.D. degree. NCALM maps up to seven projects each year, covering up to 40 sq km or 2 sq km with UAS, for graduate students who desire lidar data. Seed Proposal Grants are supported by the National Science Foundation.

See NCALM's Seed Proposals and Format Guidelines pages for background information and instructions on submitting a proposal. The submission period is Monday, September 27, 2021–Friday, January 7, 2022. Read the FAQ page or contact ncalm [at] egr.uh.edu for more information.

NCALM will consider completing a limited number of the projects using lidar collected from a UAS (drone) platform. Areas of interest for UAS must be no more than 2 sq km, less than 6,500 ft MSL, be accessible by public road, and deployment (from a major city) and mapping must be achievable within three days.

This year NCALM will also consider conducting a limited number of seed surveys in Alaska (to be flown in Summer 2022). These proposals must be developed for conventional platforms (no UAS), and the project locations must be within a 100-mile radius of Anchorage or Fairbanks.

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ncalm.cive.uh.edu/news/ncalm-announces-2020-seed-proposal-winners

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Three New NCALM Datasets from California and Oregon Available on OpenTopography
September 8, 2021
Three new lidar datasets collected by the National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping in California and Oregon are now available on OpenTopography. A repeat lidar dataset of Antelope Valley...
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Three new lidar datasets collected by the National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping in California and Oregon are now available on OpenTopography. A repeat lidar dataset of Antelope Valley, CA covering approximately 24 sq km was collected by NCALM for Dr. William Dietrich at the University of California, Berkeley...

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New NCALM Dataset in North Carolina
August 27, 2021
OpenTopography is pleased to announce the release of a new lidar dataset covering approximately 78 sq km near Hendersonville, North Carolina. This dataset was collected as part of an NCALM...
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OpenTopography is pleased to announce the release of a new lidar dataset covering approximately 78 sq km near Hendersonville, North Carolina. This dataset was collected as part of an NCALM Seed grant for Dr. Corey Scheip at North Carolina State University to evaluate regional landslide area-volume scaling relationships after a large rainfall-triggered mass wasting event in western North Carolina...

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New NCALM Lidar Data Over Yosemite National Park, California
April 26, 2021
OpenTopography is pleased to announce the release of a new lidar dataset covering approximately 74 sq km covering the Illilouette Creek basin in Yosemite National Park, California. This...
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OpenTopography is pleased to announce the release of a new lidar dataset covering approximately 74 sq km covering the Illilouette Creek basin in Yosemite National Park, California. This dataset was collected for Dr. Sally Thompson at the University of California, Berkeley in order to assess the occurrence and characteristics of post-fire erosion gullies caused by the Empire Fire in the Illilouette Creek basin...

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Hu earns NASA funding award
March 31, 2021
Xie Hu, a 2020 hire as an assistant professor in the Cullen College of Engineering's Civil and Environmental Engineering Department and at the National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping, has received a $375,000 grant from NASA for a research proposal.
NCALM Announces 2020 Seed Proposal Winners
March 10, 2021
2020 Student Seed Proposal Winners Selected The National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping surveys multiple projects each year for graduate student PIs whose research would be enhanced by...
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2020 Student Seed Proposal Winners Selected

The National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping surveys multiple projects each year for graduate student PIs whose research would be enhanced by airborne lidar data. Students write and submit a two- to three-page proposal to be considered for an award (ncalm.cive.uh.edu/seed/about). The applications are reviewed by the NCALM Steering Committee, who select winners based on intellectual merit and broader impact.

NCALM would like to announce that the 2020 seed proposal winners have been awarded. Eight projects were selected to receive lidar data this year. Congratulations to the following students and their advisors:

Jordan Fields (Francis Magilligan, Carl Renshaw) Dartmouth CollegeField validation of the virtual velocity approach for estimating bedload transport in gravel-bedded rivers

Kenton Fisher (Ryan Ewing) Texas A&M UniversityTopographic signatures of barrier island vulnerability

Michael Hasson (Mathieu Lapotre) Stanford UniversityMorphodyamics of an unvegetated meandering river in the McLeod Springs Wash, Nevada

Justin Higa (Seulgi Moon) University of California, Los AngelesTopographic and lithologic controls on subsurface weathering in the southern Sierra Nevada, California

Conor McMahon (Dar Roberts) University of California, Santa BarbaraRiparian vegetation mapping, classification, and historic drought response on the San Pedro River

Sarah Newcomb (Sarah Godsey) Idaho State UniversityLinking snowpack heterogeneity to subsurface storage and transmissivity in the rain-snow transition zone

Cara Piske (Adrian Harpold) University of Nevada, RenoUsing lidar to investigate forest-snow interactions in a high elevation critical zone

Sophie Rothman (Scott McCoy, Joel Scheingross) University of Nevada, RenoImpact of waterfall formation on river long profiles

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