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Airborne Hydrographic LiDAR Workshop

Monday, June 4, 2012 – 09:0012:00

Watershed Sciences, Inc. and Dewberry, in collaboration with the Pacific Northwest Aquatic Monitoring Partnership (PNAMP), are hosting a series of workshops June 4-8 to introduce the potential applications and benefits of green-wavelength airborne laser scanning (ALS) for shallow water bathymetry. A new suite of commercial small-footprint ALS systems are being developed to enable topo-bathymetric mapping in shallow coastal and riverine environments. This workshop will provide an overview of shallow water hydrographic ALS technology, green-lidar applications and performance in aquatic ecosystems, and testing of the new Riegl VQ-820-G ALS in the Pacific Northwest. Potential test sites for data acquisition in Fall 2012 will be discussed.


  • Pacific Northwest Aquatic Monitoring Partnership (PNAMP)
  • US Geological Survey (USGS)
  • US Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station
  • University of Idaho, College of Engineering,
    • Center for Ecohydraulics Research
  • University of Washington
    • Earth & Space Sciences
    • School of Environmental & Forest Sciences


  • Amar Nayegandhi | Manager of Elevation Technologies, Dewberry
    • “Overview to Airborne Topo-bathymetric LiDAR”
  • Jim McKean | Geomorphologist, US Forest Service
    • “Description of Aquatic Physical Habitat in Channels Using a Narrow-Beam Bathymetric LiDAR”
  • Russell Faux | Principal/Co-CEO, Watershed Sciences, Inc.
    • “Deployment of a Hydrographic Airborne Laser Scanner in the Pacific Northwest”


  • Boise, ID – June 4 (9am to 12pm): Idaho Water Resource Center, 322 E. Front St., Room 150, Boise, ID
  • Portland, OR – June 5 (9am to 12pm): USGS Oregon Water Science Center, 2130 SW 5th Ave., Portland, OR
  • Seattle, WA – June 6 (9am to 12pm): University of Washington, Anderson Hall, Rm 22, Seattle, WA
  • Corvallis, OR – June 7 (9am to 12pm): Watershed Sciences, Inc., 517 SW 2nd Street, Corvallis, OR

Webinar (Tuesday June 5, 8:45am Pacific Daylight Time): You may visit the following link at the time of the meeting,

Teleconference: Please call 1.855.547.8255 (non DOI phone) / 703.648.4848 (DOI phone), use code: 95346.

For more information contact Amar Nayegandhi ( or Russell Faux (

Registration: The workshop is open, but please email Sarah Beldin so we know how many are attending at each location. // Cost: Free.