This weekend, thousands of scientists will journey to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida for the 101st annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America (#ESA2016). The theme, “Novel Ecosystems in the Anthropocene,” features sessions that explore the ecological impacts of changing ecosystems. The team from the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON), now operated by Battelle, is excited to attend and talk with scientists about how they plan to use NEON project data in their research and teaching.
Stop by the booth (#432/434)
At the booth, we will have the latest map of completed field sites and information about new ways to use NEON infrastructure for research. Our scientists and new leadership will also be there throughout the week to answer questions about all of Battelle’s environmental offerings and to collect feedback and ideas from the scientific community about how we can best meet your needs. We also encourage you to check out the recent paper in The Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America, A New Engagement Model to Complete and Operate the National Ecological Observatory Network.
Test-drive the Data Portal
On Mon-Wed, one of our data scientists will be at the booth to demo the NEON data portal and gather feedback about its current and future features. Gaining input from the ecology community is critical to developing a successful data portal and we look forward to talking with you about your data expectations and needs!
Spaces still available in our R workshops
For those of you that want to brush up on your programming skills, we’re teaching two R workshops and there are a few spaces left. Hurry up and register now before they fill up!
Attend our NEON workshop
Operating the Observatory: Visions for the Future of the National Ecological Observatory Network will be open to all, and we encourage you to attend if you want to learn more about the project. It will take place on August 9.
Our scientists will also participate in the following sessions:
- NEON's First Light
- NEON-CZO microbial ecology and biogeochemistry data integration and cross-site comparison
- Enhancing data discovery across research networks through development of a plant phenology ontology
- Community drive data lessons: Design by hackathon
Organized Oral Sessions
Learn more about other NEON project-related sessions by searching the ESA2016 online program for “NEON.”