NSF NEON Short Course: Topographic, Geomorphic, and Vegetation Analysis with Lidar

Jun 8, 2016

OpenTopography, in collaboration with the Boise State University Boise Center Aerospace Lab (BCAL) and NEON, will be teaching a short course this fall on Topographic, Geomorphic, and Vegetation Analysis with Lidar. This workshop is part of a series of NSF/NEON supported training on the use of datasets from the NEON Airborne Observing Platform to enable new discoveries in the biophysical research community. Applications are also being accepted for a related short course focused on NEON-hyperspectral data.


This 3-day course taught by OpenTopography and NEON lidar experts will consist of lectures and labs on topographic, geomorphic, and vegetation analysis with lidar point clouds and derived products. The course will utilize NEON data and attendees will have the opportunity to bring their own datasets for analysis. A draft course agenda can be found on the short course page: https://bcal.boisestate.edu/teaching/courses/NSFNEONLidarWorkshop2016

Dates: September 28-30, 2016

Location: Boise State University, Boise, Idaho

Instructors: Ramon Arrowsmith, Arizona State University/OpenTopography; Christopher Crosby, UNAVCO/OpenTopography; Nancy Glenn, Boise State University

Audience: Researchers and students interested in using NEON data, including data from the airborne operation platform (AOP) to derive products for NEON science. No background in lidar required.

Cost: The course is free. Hotel and several meals will be covered for attendees.

Apply: Please apply by June 24, 2016

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