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How many scientists does it take to make a pizza the size of a continent?

September 15 2011
Jeff Taylor wrote in his last post: When I originally heard that NEON was going to be the world’s first continental-scale observatory, I was a bit confused. I had spent years working at observatories...
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NEON and TERN Sign Interoperability and Collaboration Agreement

May 24 2013
NEON and the Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN) signed a memorandum of understanding in mid-May 2013. The MOU is a written agreement to foster collaboration and interoperability between...
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At the AGU meeting, inspiration and camaraderie

December 12 2012
By Sandra Chung At about 8:30 am on the morning of December 4th, in the hallway by the elevator on the ninth floor of a hotel in downtown San Francisco, I met a nicely dressed and impatient woman. “I...
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Bridging the Data Divide Down Under

December 11 2012
Scientists of the future may be able to compare the spread of invasive species in the northeastern U.S. with invasive species proliferation throughout Australia and link it to a common cause. NEON is...
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NEON in Prototype

June 22 2010
We've completed the reviews, written the documents, and the last item on our planning agenda is to await FY2011 Congressional budget approval for NSF funding to begin construction. So what’s next for...
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White House Climate Data Initiative Addresses Climate Change Through Open Data

April 09 2014
On March 19, 2014, the White House launched the Climate Data Initiative (CDI), part of President Obama's Climate Action Plan launched in June 2013. The Climate Action Plan is the Administration's blueprint for domestic and international efforts to prepare for the impacts of climate change and reduce carbon emissions. The CDI is meant to spur the innovative use of open machine-readable government data to help communities deal with the impacts of climate change.
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Blue Ribbon Review Panel Reports on the NEON Observatory Design

March 24 2009
In February 2009, a review team led by Dr. Alan P. Covich completed a rigorous assessment of NEON's science implementation plan and scientific scope. The review was high-level and appraised the...
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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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Learning on the fly

June 19 2012
By M. Johnson I got a little nervous as I watched the first group of people disembarking the plane and saw one of my AOP team members carrying two little white bags. I’ve never had a weak stomach or...
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