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Hyongki Lee, an associate professor in the Cullen College of Engineering's Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, is the principal investigator for a grant that will hopefully lead to better flood forecasting. Lee Approved for NOAA Grant to Forecast Inundation Extents
January 18, 2021
For University of Houston professor Hyongki Lee, living firsthand through the calamity and destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey in 2017 has shaped his research interests, and brought to…
Dr. Ramesh Shrestha Long-Time Director of NCALM, Ramesh Shrestha, Hanging Up His Lidar Wings
December 22, 2020
Dr. Ramesh Shrestha Retiring Dr. Ramesh Shrestha will retire in January 2021 after 35 years in academia – the last 17 as Director of the National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping. Ramesh…
Alaska Call for Expressions of Interest for Alaska Airborne Lidar Campaign
December 4, 2020
Alaska Airborne Lidar Campaign for Small- and Medium-Sized Projects The National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping is announcing a call for expressions of interest from researchers with…
University of Houston Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering Geosensing Systems Engineering Seeks New Tenure-Track Faculty
November 12, 2020
Geosensing Systems Engineering & Sciences Program Seeks Tenure-Track Faculty for Assistant Professor The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE) at the University of…
Point cloud colored by elevation. New NCALM dataset available covering portions of Cedar Mesa and Bears Ears National Monument, Utah
October 26, 2020
OpenTopography is pleased to announce the release of a new lidar dataset covering approximately 230 sq km covering Cedar Mesa and Bears Ears National Monument, Utah (Shash Jáa Unit). This…
National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping NCALM Invites Graduate Students to Submit 2020 Seed Proposals
September 28, 2020
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…
Lidar Digital Elevation Model (DEM) of Ensenada-Tijuana scenic highway after the landslide event. Image credit: A. Hinojosa-Corona. New NCALM datasets in Central Idaho and near Ensenada, Mexico released
September 15, 2020
OpenTopography is pleased to announce the release of two new NCALM lidar datasets. The first is an NCALM Seed Dataset collected for Nate Mitchell at Indiana University, Bloomington. These…
RIEGL RiCOPTER with VUX-1 Scanner in Flight NCALM and CRREL Enter Research and Development Agreement
September 3, 2020
NCALM Expands UAS Capability The National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers…
Lidar point cloud colored by elevation showing a unique agricultural landscape in Texas. (OpenTopography) New NCALM Datasets Capturing Post-Fire Landscapes in California, and Hurricane Harvey Impacts in Texas
September 1, 2020
OpenTopography is pleased to announce the release of four new NCALM Seed datasets covering areas of California, and one hurricane rapid response project in Texas... Continue reading at…
Dr. Vedhus Hoskere. CEE adds 3 new assistant professors for Fall 2020 semester
July 15, 2020
The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the Cullen College of Engineering will have three new assistant professors added to its faculty for the Fall of 2020 – Dr. Vedhus…