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Researchers Win $700k Grant to Develop Pipeline Safety System
March 18, 2014
Damage to natural gas pipelines is both dangerous and expensive to repair. Much of it is also entirely avoidable. Excavators cause about 30 percent of pipeline damage incidents. In most of...
Cullen College researchers are developing a low-cost system that can send out warnings when an excavator is digging to close to a pipeline.

Damage to natural gas pipelines is both dangerous and expensive to repair. Much of it is also entirely avoidable.

Excavators cause about 30 percent of pipeline damage incidents. In most of these events, the team working the excavator hadn’t bothered to find out if a natural gas pipeline is nearby before digging, even though there’s a national hotline set up to provide this information 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Latest J-STARS Cover Features NCALM Images
March 3, 2014
Stunning images from NCALM data were featured on the cover of IEEE J-STARS. This most recent NCALM publication presents results from a new topography/bathymetry system – and demonstrates...
Latest J-STARS Cover Features NCALM Images

Stunning images from NCALM data were featured on the cover of IEEE J-STARS. This most recent NCALM publication presents results from a new topography/bathymetry system – and demonstrates the impressive imagery that NCALM can produce.

Kimberly Blisniuk Receives 2013 Kurt Frankel Award
February 3, 2014
Kimberly Blisniuk, from the Berkeley Geochronology Center and the University of California, Berkeley, was presented with the University of Houston/RIEGL USA Kurt Frankel Award. The award...
Kimberly Blisniuk

Kimberly Blisniuk, from the Berkeley Geochronology Center and the University of California, Berkeley, was presented with the University of Houston/RIEGL USA Kurt Frankel Award. The award was presented to Kimberly by Jim van Rens, representing RIEGL, and Ramesh Shrestha, representing the University of Houston, at the annual meeting of the NCALM steering committee. Read the full announcement, which covers Kimberly's research, here.

Taylor Perron Receives 2013 Kenneth Clinton "Clint" Slatton Award
February 3, 2014
Taylor Perron, the Cecil and Ida Green Assistant Professor of Geology, in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric & Planetary Sciences, MIT, was presented with the University of Houston/...
Taylor Perron

Taylor Perron, the Cecil and Ida Green Assistant Professor of Geology, in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric & Planetary Sciences, MIT, was presented with the University of Houston/Optech Incorporated Kenneth Clinton "Clint" Slatton Award. The award was presented to Taylor by Angie Swarski, representing Optech, and Ramesh Shretha, representing the University of Houston, at the annual meeting of the NCALM steering committee. Read the full announcement here.

Oman Ophiolites Mapped Using LiDAR
January 27, 2014
University of Houston researchers, from the Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, recently traveled to Oman to map famous ophiolites. NCALM was heavily involved in the project,...
Oman Ophiolites Mapped Using LiDAR

University of Houston researchers, from the Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, recently traveled to Oman to map famous ophiolites. NCALM was heavily involved in the project, which included terrestrial laser scanning and VNIR/SWIR hyperspectral imaging. Read the EAS article here.

Glennie Receives NSF Grant
January 27, 2014
The National Science Foundation has granted Dr. Craig Glennie and collaborators a $300,000 grant to develop a real-time change detection system, using LiDAR data, for disaster response....

The National Science Foundation has granted Dr. Craig Glennie and collaborators a $300,000 grant to develop a real-time change detection system, using LiDAR data, for disaster response. Click here to download the PDF of the Fall 2013 edition of Blueprint, the UH Civil & Environmental Engineering magazine, covering the details of the grant, along with NCALM's recent NSF funding.

NCALM Researcher Featured in The Verge
January 27, 2014
A popular web-publication, The Verge, featured an online article with Dr. William Carter about NCALM's work finding archeological ruins in rainforests. View the article here.

A popular web-publication, The Verge, featured an online article with Dr. William Carter about NCALM's work finding archeological ruins in rainforests. View the article here.

NCALM Work Highlighted in The New Yorker
January 27, 2014
The New Yorker featured an article reviewing archeological work completed using NCALM-collected data. The article, titled "The El Dorado Machine," can be found here.

The New Yorker featured an article reviewing archeological work completed using NCALM-collected data. The article, titled "The El Dorado Machine," can be found here.

Parameters Magazine Does Highlight Issue on NCALM
January 27, 2014
Be sure to check out the Fall 2012 issue of Parameters, the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering magazine. The edition highlights NCALM's current work and research with...
Parameters Magazine Does Highlight Issue on NCALM

Be sure to check out the Fall 2012 issue of Parameters, the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering magazine. The edition highlights NCALM's current work and research with features from Dr. Shrestha, Dr. Glennie, Dr. Lee, and Dr. Prasad.

UH Researchers Mapping Tahoe National Forest, Bit by Bit
January 7, 2014
Researchers with the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering are creating what will likely be the most accurate and detailed map of a forested area the world has ever seen.
A section of Honduran rainforest mapped by NCALM researchers. The center will use the same LiDAR technology to create a much larger map of the Tahoe National Forest.

Researchers with the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering are creating what will likely be the most accurate and detailed map of a forested area the world has ever seen.

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