NCALM Invites Graduate Students to Submit 2020 Seed Proposals

National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping

2020 Seed Proposal Period: October 1–December 31

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 eight projects each year, covering up to 40 sq km, for graduate students who require lidar data. Seed Proposal Grants are supported by the NSF.

See NCALM's Seed Proposals and Format Guidelines pages for background information and instructions on submitting a proposal. The submission period is Thursday, October 1–Thursday, December 31, 2020. Contact ncalm [at] for more information.

This year NCALM will also 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 8,000 ft MSL, be accessible by public road, and deployment (from a major city) and mapping must be achievable within three days.

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