LUCI is not yet released for general use, but we are generally able to provide access and limited support to users by request, depending on timeframes and study sites. We are more able to support applications in areas where LUCI has already been applied.
Sure, email us at email@example.com and we will put you on our contacts list. We'll email you when there are major developments in the programme. We are currently working hard on testing and documentation so that we can put together a timeline for the tool's release.
LUC stands for Land Use Capacity. It's an acronym used by New Zealand Crown Research Institute Landcare Research. The LUC system classifies land according to what makes that land able to sustain long-term production. For more information visit www.landcareresearch.co.nz/publications/books/luc.
The Land Use Change and Intensification Programme is a separate initiative led by New Zealand Crown Research Institute Plant and Food Research. Find out more by visiting www.nlrc.org.nz/science/projects/luci.