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2015 Seed Proposal Submission Period Extended 2015 Seed Proposal Submission Period Extended – Closed
November 3, 2015
The 2015 Seed Project proposal submission period has been extended until Friday, December 4, 2015! See the announcement below: The National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping, funded by the…
NCALM Work Featured as Part of National Geographic Print Article NCALM Work Featured as Part of National Geographic Print Article
October 2, 2015
Author Douglas Preston and Photographer Dave Yoder have published an in depth article in National Geographic about the initial ground exploration of an area mapped by NCALM in the rain…
Bob Wang Professor Awarded NSF Grant
September 17, 2015
Dr. Guoquan Wang was recently awarded a $200,000+ International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) grant. The award will provide U.S. students with hands-on experience in landslide…
NCALM 2015 Seed Proposal Submission Period – Closed
September 17, 2015
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…
OpenTopography Releases New NCALM Dataset OpenTopography Releases New NCALM Dataset
August 19, 2015
OpenTopography has announced the release of a dataset from Mayapan, Mexico – a Mayan archaeological site. The data were collected by NCALM in the summer of 2013 and cover an area of 44 km2…
Houston Matters Interviews UH Engineer Using Lasers to Discover Ancient Civilization
July 14, 2015
The National Public Radio’s Houston Matters recently interviewed the University of Houston’s Dr. Ramesh Shrestha, Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished Professor of civil and…
Surprise Valley Dataset Location from OpenTopography OpenTopography Releases New NCALM Dataset
June 26, 2015
OpenTopography has released a new NCALM dataset located in the Surprise Valley of northeastern California. The purpose of the data collection was "to create a high-resolution…
NASA satellite image of the Congo River Basin. Credits: ESA Civil Engineering Student Wins Prestigious NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship
June 4, 2015
Tropical wetlands are one of the most important sources of methane and carbon emissions, which means these land areas play a key role in climate change. Hydrology and hydrodynamics in the…
Ph.D. in Geosensing Systems Engineering and Sciences Officially Approved Ph.D. in Geosensing Systems Engineering and Sciences Officially Approved
May 7, 2015
The National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping is pleased to announce an approved doctoral program in Geosensing Systems Engineering and Sciences (GSES). The Texas Higher Education…
Smartphone-based Early Warning Systems for Earthquakes Can Save Lives: BYU Radio Interviews UH Engineer
April 28, 2015
After a powerful 7.8 earthquake shook the nation of Nepal last Saturday, many media outlets around the world are asking whether anything could have been done to save some of the nearly 4,…