Applied LiDAR Analysis for Forest Inventory and Assessment Workshop

lidar_treesThe Sustainable Forests Education Cooperative at the University of Minnesota is hosting a two-day LIDAR workshop at the Cloquet Forestry Center on October 14-15, 2014. The workshop will introduce techniques used in LiDAR remote sensing for forest inventory and assessment, and is intended for a diverse audience with varying levels of exposure to LiDAR data and analysis.

This is a hands-on, two-day workshop composed of classroom, computer lab, and field-based exercises totaling 13 hours of instructional time. You will learn the underlying principles of LiDAR data collection, including how LiDAR responses vary across different forest structural conditions and species compositions. A significant portion of the course will deal with integrating LiDAR with field inventory data to develop spatial predictions (i.e., maps) of inventory attributes across large spatial extents.

For more information check out the LiDAR workshop flyerview the agenda, or register online.  The course will be offered at the Cloquet Forestry Center, 175 University Road, Cloquet, MN.