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UH Professor and Other Experts Discuss Cheaper Lidar for Self-Driving Cars
January 9, 2018
Lidar experts, including Dr. Craig Glennie, discuss the challenges and cost barriers of lidar for commercial, self-driving cars in an article from Ars Technica. With many researchers and...
UH Professor and Other Experts Discuss Cheaper Lidar for Self-Driving Cars

Lidar experts, including Dr. Craig Glennie, discuss the challenges and cost barriers of lidar for commercial, self-driving cars in an article from Ars Technica. With many researchers and startups working on lidar technology, they believe lidar costs will decrease dramatically when it becomes mass produced, as was the case for a number of other vehicle technologies of the past.

Making Waves: Grad Student's Wave Research Earns AGU Award
November 15, 2017
It’s a common human experience: Sitting on a beach, watching as the waves lap against the sand. You feel your worries start to melt away as your mind focuses on the breaking waves, one...
Andrea Albright will present her award-winning wave research using NASA's hyperwall at the upcoming AGU Conference

It’s a common human experience: Sitting on a beach, watching as the waves lap against the sand. You feel your worries start to melt away as your mind focuses on the breaking waves, one after another. You notice the differences between them – how some build up height as they near the shore until they curl forward into a dramatic pipeline that’s the stuff of surfers’ dreams.

NCALM Invites Seed Project Proposals from Graduate Students
September 28, 2017
The National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping invites proposals from graduate students seeking airborne lidar data covering limited areas (no more than 40 km2) for use in research toward...
Request for NCALM Seed Proposals from Graduate Students

The National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping invites proposals from graduate students seeking airborne lidar data 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 Monday, October 2–Friday, December 22, 2017. For more information, contact ncalm [at] egr.uh.edu (subject: Seed%20Proposal%20Enquiry) or call (832) 842-8881.

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.

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