Data & Resources

The National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) provides open, continental-scale data that characterize and quantify complex, rapidly changing ecological processes. The Observatory supports greater understanding of ecological change and enables forecasting of future ecological conditions. NEON data, protocols and documentation are available on the NEON Data Portal and NEON infrastructure, specimens and samples are accessible by application for research purposes.

Get Data

Learn about which instrument, observational and airborne data products are now available.

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Request Samples

NEON collects specimens and samples that complement measurements and observations.

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Information for Researchers

Use NEON data and/or request assignable assets to support independent research.

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Use Data Themes

Use Data Themes to explore NEON data and support independent research.

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Program Highlight

  • New teaching module for using data to understand ecological disturbances

    NEON has published its first undergraduate teaching module aimed specifically at faculty wanting to use data in undergraduate classrooms. The free module, available online, allows students to use real-world ecological data to better understand the causes and effects of natural disturbance events like floods.

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