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February 2018

Data and Infrastructure News

Science Doesn’t Stop for Snow at NEON Field Sites

Water chemistry sampling at the TOOK site in Alaska

Water chemistry sampling at the TOOK site in Alaska

Winter winds may blow and the snow may fall, but aquatic sampling and tower maintenance at NEON’s northern field sites continue through the winter months.

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NEON Airborne Remote Sensing Takes Off

Twin otter plane

Twin otter plane

If you happen to be at a NEON field site during the peak of the growing season this year, look for the NEON Airborne Observation Platforms (AOPs) flying overhead.

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Domain News

NEON Field Staff Gear Up for 2018 Aquatic and Terrestrial Sampling

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At “Training Paloozas”, field staff focus on data quality and best practices in observational field sampling at aquatic and terrestrial field sites.

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In the Aftermath of Maria, NEON Puerto Rico Stands Strong

Puerto Rico coastline in Domain 04, Atlantic Neotropical

Puerto Rico coastline in Domain 04, Atlantic Neotropical

Despite major setbacks caused by Maria,  NEON field crews are bringing our field sites back to full operations in the midst of an island-wide humanitarian and infrastructure crisis.

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Construction Update

Say Aloha to Our Pu`u Maka`ala Field Site!

Feld technicians collecting data in a tropical forest at PUUM

Feld technicians collecting data in a tropical forest at PUUM

Located in the Pu`u Maka`ala Natural Area Reserve (PUUM) in Hawaii, this NEON field site is expected to be fully operational by the fall of 2018.

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Airborne Remote Sensing Programs Transition to Full Operations

Imaging spectrometer

Imaging spectrometer

As of December 2017, all components of the NEON Airborne Remote Sensing program have transitioned from Construction Phase to Initial Operations.

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Featured Expert

Dr. Sharon Collinge to Lead the NEON Project

Battelle welcomes Dr. Sharon Collinge as the Observatory Director and Chief Scientist for the NEON project. Sharon will ensure that the project fulfills its science and educational missions and maintains scientific integrity in all ecological data collection, analysis and dissemination efforts. 

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Upcoming Events & Opportunities

NEON Science Community Forum Now Online

NEON data and infrastructure users now have an online forum to discuss NEON data, tools, resources, opportunities, calls for proposals, research ideas, new discoveries and any other topic of interest to the user community.

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Applications Now Open for the 2018 NEON Data Institute: Remote Sensing with Reproducible Workflows in Python

Application Deadline: March 20, 2018

This Data Institute provides a unique opportunity for participants to gain hands-on experience working with openly available NEON data using well-documented, reproducible methods using Python. Participants will also gain important applied knowledge about using heterogeneous remote sensing data sources to address spatio-temporal ecological research questions.

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