Directed by Drs. Almeyda Zambrano and Broadbent, the GatorEye Lite program uses lower-cost and ruggedized weather-resistant components to collect visual colorized low-vegetation penetration lidar point clouds suitable for Digital Surface and coarse resolution Terrain Models over smaller areas. The system is suitable for case studies and proof-of-concept data collection efforts, which are then fed through the standard GatorEye post-processing workflows. This system is intrinsically different from the GatorEye and GatorEye XL programs due to greatly reduced sensor quality, types, and area coverage potential, while featuring increased weather resistance and AI based sense and avoid technology, with the core program objective being enhanced availability and coverage in Latin America, focused on Brazil. The GatorEye Lite program is currently in the development and funding phase, and updates will be shared in 2021 and onwards.