Planning Underway for 2020 Mexico and Central America Lidar Campaign

Mexico and Central America Focus

NCALM Prepares for Mapping in Mexico & Central America

The National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping is eager to begin the second international small-project campaign. There is continued enthusiasm for research-grade lidar data. Last year’s success demonstrated that the cost-sharing method is feasible in the region.

Planning for the 2020 Mexico and Central America Lidar Collection Campaign for Small- and Medium-Sized Projects is ongoing. There are 10 committed projects in Mexico, Belize, and Honduras. NCALM has export licenses and carnets in place. The Center is working with PIs to acquire the necessary permits for each location.

The University of Houston has restricted international travel during March due to COVID-19 concerns, so it is anticipated that mapping may begin in April subject to the evolution of the pandemic and control measures being taken in the region. Principal Investigators can expect updates through email as project coordination continues.

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