Historical Documents

Learn more about NEON's history and the Observatory's design in the documents below.

Title Description Date Published

2015 Science Capability Assessment

This report assesses the research and science opportunities enabled by NEON data and resources at the Initial Observatory Capability (IOC) construction milestone in June 2015.  Key findings include: only relatively simple science questions can be addressed at IOC, as is expected given the restricted spatial deployment of sites in initial operations.  This also implies a limited number of data products that span a short period of time.

March 23, 2015

Special report: recommendations in response to NSF Scope Management Directives

A special report prepared by NEON’s STEAC Chair, Board members and a science advisor to NSF outlines observations and recommendations to reduce the scope of the NEON Construction Project while meeting high-level science requirements.

August 05, 2015

NEON Project Overview: Final Design Review

NEON Final Design Review Presentation: NEON Project Overview

November 01, 2009

NEON Data Products: Final Design Review

NEON Final Design Review Presentation: NEON Data Products

November 01, 2009

NEON Observatory Design and Requirements: Final Design Review

NEON Final Design Review Presentation: NEON Observatory Design and Requirements

November 01, 2009

NEON Airborne Observation Platform: Final Design Review

NEON Final Design Review Presentation: NEON Airborne Observation Platform

November 01, 2009

NEON Sensors: Final Design Review

NEON Final Design Review Presentation: NEON Sensors

November 01, 2009

NEON Fundamental Sentinel Unit: Final Design Review

NEON Final Design Review Presentation: NEON Fundamental Sentinel Unit

November 01, 2009

NEON Education and Public Engagement: Final Design Review

NEON Final Design Review Presentation: NEON Education and Public Engagement

November 01, 2009

NEON Cyber Infrastructure: Final Design Review

NEON Final Design Review Presentation: NEON Cyber Infrastructure

November 01, 2009

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