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Presidents of the Ecological Society of America share their thoughts on the potential of NEON

September 04 2015
In mid-August, during the Ecological Society of America’s (ESA) centennial annual meeting, 16 past and present ESA presidents gathered to talk about NEON's value to the ecological community.
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Scope change directives designed to ensure overall success of NEON’s construction

August 06 2015
In mid-2015, the NSF announced its decision to rescope the NEON project. While the NEON vision will remain unchanged, some components of the Construction project were reduced or removed. NEON now...
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Andy Fox on teaching next generation data users

July 17 2015
While many NEON scientists are out of the office during the summer doing field work and installing sensors at NEON field sites, some are teaching next-generation data users. This summer, Andy Fox -...
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First buoy sensors installed at core aquatic sites

July 14 2015
NEON, in coordination with staff from Ordway-Swisher Biological Station, recently deployed the Observatory's first in-situ aquatic sensors on to buoys at Suggs and Barco Lake in Florida.
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Mapping the invisible: the power of spectral remote sensing

July 14 2015
Cameras and image spectrometers measure reflected light energy to capture images; when mounted on airplanes and satellites, these instruments help scientists measure changes to the earth’s surface over large areas.
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Wendy Gram on why she's passionate about sharing science

July 10 2015
In this #WomeninSTEM interview, read about Wendy, Director of Education, and her hope that NEON data will be a resource for scientists of all ages as they investigate how our earth works.
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Dr. Eugene Kelly appointed NEON visiting head scientist

July 07 2015
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Eugene Kelly as NEON’s Visiting Head Scientist. Gene is a well-respected leader in the fields of soil science, ecosystem ecology and environmental sustainability.
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Got spatio-temporal data skillz? Join NEON’s data skills hackathon

June 12 2015
NEON is hosting a 3-day lesson-building hackathon to develop a suite of NEON/Data Carpentry data tutorials and corresponding assessment instruments. Apply by Aug 17, 2015 to attend.
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Explore the connections between plants and climate in new video

June 01 2015
How does a changing climate affect plants? Find out in Project BudBurst’s newest video, Changing Climates: What’s a plant to do?
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