The Coastal Resource Center – CRC has developed a valuable informational website that you are going to want to bookmark. The CRC is part of the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration – NOAA. As the name inplies their focus is on research in the coastal regions where they have established an outstanding track record.
The CRC site provides information on LiDAR technology, typical system specifications, applications, costs, an FAQ and much more. A great resource.