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NEON Completes New Prototype Site

October 25 2010
NEON has completed civil construction of its first production-grade prototype site, located near Sterling, Colorado. The site is located in an agricultural area. Construction of the prototype site...
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USGS Colloquium: Dave Schimel on "The Design of NEON and the Future of Ecological Forecasting"

March 11 2010
Dave Schimel presented a webcasted talk at the USGS campus in Menlo Park, CA on Feb 8, 2010, called "The Design of NEON and the Future of Ecological Forecasting." The USGS Western Region Colloquium (...
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Ecologically-Friendly Construction at a Continental Scale

September 01 2013
NEON has to build dozens of sites across the country that satisfy its scientific and operations requirements, and we have to do it on time and under budget. One key requirement for NEON site...
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US Ecological Observatory Receives New NSF Funding

January 24 2011
The Director of the National Science Foundation (NSF) and representatives of the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) have completed two Cooperative Support Agreements that will fund design...
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NSF Director Visits NEON Headquarters

June 07 2011
NEON hosted a visit from Dr. Subra Suresh, the Director of the National Science Foundation (NSF), on Monday. Dr. Suresh and several colleagues also with the NSF, including Tim Killeen (Assistant...
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NEON to Adopt Community Standards for Soil Microbe Samples

November 18 2010
NEON will adopt the "Minimum Information about an ENvironmental Sequence" (MIENS) specification for metadata associated with soil genomes. The MIENS document advances the Genomic Standards Consortium...
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NEON: A History

March 18 2012
Recently, we began poring over meeting notes, videos, photos and logs to create a historical archive for NEON. It's our story and it's your story! NEON did not come about overnight or without a great...
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Macrosystems Biology: How to share, manage and cite big data and team science?

April 12 2012
By Dr. Dave Schimel Last month, I participated in the first Principal Investigator meeting of NSF’s new Macrosystems Biology program . The NSF solicits proposals to “support quantitative,...
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Celebrating PODS packed full of sensor equipment

June 30 2014
NEON staff celebrate a major accomplishment as four PODs full of sensor equipment ship off to Blandy (D2), Disney (D3), Jones (D3) and Jornada (D14) this week, which marks the beginning of phase three sensor installation for those sites.
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