NCALM's annual announcement for their seed proposals went out yesterday via various email listservs. This an an excellent opportunity for graduate students to obtain free LiDAR data for an area related to their research.
The National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM) invites graduate students who are interested in research grade airborne laser swath mapping (ALSM or lidar) data to make use of the center's facilities through the Seed projects program. This year the program will support 10 seed projects covering an area no more than 40 sq. km. each. These projects are intended to provide data to graduate students early in their research program, so that availability of such data may seed further research and support, building upon discoveries made possible by ALSM technology.
The proposals can be submitted electronically by visiting the center's website www.ncalm.org. The submission deadline is November 16, 2009.