Dec 2017 NEON Newsletter

Welcome to the NEON News e-newsletter. We are providing this as a service to keep you informed of the latest news from the NEON project and related research highlights. 

December 2017

Data and Infrastructure News

Putting NEON Assets to Use for the Research Community

The NEON Assignable Assets program lets outside researchers leverage NEON infrastructure and personnel to gather field data for their own programs.

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NEON Data Science Challenge: Identifying Trees Using Remote Sensing Data

A team at the University of Florida is challenging the data science community to leverage NEON’s remote sensing data to accurately count and classify trees.

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Domain News

NEON and LTER Share Space and Data in Pacific Northwest

NEON and the Long Term Ecological Research Network (LTER) are discovering opportunities for mutual support at the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest and six other LTER field sites.

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NEON and Texas A&M Consider Collaboration for Flux Data

Researchers from the Texas A&M Dept. of Ecosystem Science and Management visited a NEON field site to learn how NEON’s flux data could support their programs.

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Construction Update

NEON Construction On Track for 90% Completion by End of Year

The National Science Foundation has extended Battelle’s Construction Cooperative Agreement to November 2018 for completion of the final six NEON sites.

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Featured Expert

Featured Expert: Dr. Stefan Metzger

Stefan Metzger turns billions of data points on surface-atmosphere exchange into information that is useful for the research community and societal decision making.

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Upcoming Events & Opportunities

2017 AGU Fall Meeting

When: December 11, 2017 - December 15, 2017

Location: New Orleans, LA

Don’t miss NEON’s presentations and workshop at this year's AGU Fall Meeting. Scientists will be sharing information about flux data products, the Mobile Deployment Platform, NEON in the arctic and subarctic, and much more.  Learn more about NEON’s presentations at AGU

Take the NEON Survey

In collaboration with the Ecological Society of America, we are gathering feedback from our stakeholder community to better understand its needs to optimize use of the Observatory as it transitions from construction to initial operations. Please take 5 minutes to take the survey here. Also, please help spread the word about this survey so we can get as wide a range of responses as possible.

Career Opportunities

Ongoing growth and advancements at NEON create opportunity. Join our team!

Each year, NEON hires hundreds of temporary field technicians to assist our full-time field operations staff with observational sampling. NEON field sites are located in 24 states across the U.S plus Puerto Rico; and the sites are located in some of the nation’s most pristine and wild areas. These opportunities are perfect for up-and-coming scientists who want valuable fieldwork experience collecting data for a continental-scale ecology project.

Temporary Field Technician positions (posted for most domains now) 

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