The 2020 Mexico and Central America Airborne Lidar Collection Campaign for Small- and Medium-Sized Projects was delayed due to COVID-19 restrictions. NCALM will resume the campaign. For more information, contact Juan C. Fernandez-Diaz (jfernan4 [at] central.uh.edu) and Abhinav Singhania (asinghan [at] central.uh.edu).
NCALM ground tested the Optech Titan from Wednesday, March 24–Friday, March 26, 2021. The tests were necessary after the team experienced an off-field landing in Mexico. The results were successful and allowed NCALM to move to the flight testing stage. NCALM flight tested the instrument from Thursday, April 8–Friday, April 9, 2021. The results were analyzed by NCALM and Teledyne Optech, and it was determined that the instrument should be serviced by the manufacturer.
Logistical planning is underway to resume the campaign in early 2022.