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NEON’s Great Smoky Mountains data will capture Tennessee fire impacts on local ecology

December 20 2016
In mid-November a forest fire started in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, sparking several wildfires that spread uncontrollably. Last week, a safety team ventured out to two impacted field sites to assess the damage.
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New teaching module for using data to understand ecological disturbances

November 18 2016
NEON has published its first undergraduate teaching module aimed specifically at faculty wanting to use data in undergraduate classrooms. The free module, available online, allows students to use real-world ecological data to better understand the causes and effects of natural disturbance events like floods.
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NEON infrastructure now available for research

October 28 2016
Did you know that in addition to free data, NEON also provides access to its infrastructure for research? Announcing the Assignable Assets program.
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API and data availability viewer now live on the NEON data portal

October 20 2016
In response to suggestions from the scientific community, we’ve expedited the production of some new features to the data portal to help you better navigate the data NEON provides! Test out our newly launched prototype Application Programming Interface (API) as well as the compact view data availability page.
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Ameriflux PI meeting: an opportunity for collaboration and engagement

October 11 2016
Five Battelle scientists, Stefan Metzger, Cove Sturtevant, Hongyan Luo, Natchaya Pingintha-Durden and David Durden along with software engineering manager Greg Holling recently attended the annual Ameriflux PI meeting to present on NEON project progress and talk shop.
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Four aquatic sites fully operational with data available

September 29 2016
In recent months, NEON has successfully outfitted four aquatic sites with a complete suite of sensors including in-stream sensors, groundwater well sensors and meteorological sensors. Observational samples are also being collected by field staff, making these four sites the Observatory’s first fully operational aquatic sites.
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Another summer of interns has come and gone

September 27 2016
Earlier this summer, we bid farewell to six dynamic and brilliant undergraduate interns who worked at NEON for eleven weeks on a variety of cross-disciplinary projects that ranged from data...
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NSF announces Early NEON Science awards

September 23 2016
The National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate for Biological Sciences has awarded $15.9 million for 12 new MacroSystems Biology and Early NEON Science projects.
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Inaugural Data Institute: reproducible remote sensing science using NEON data

September 15 2016
In mid-June, 23 early career scientists from far and wide descended upon NEON headquarters for a week-long Data Institute. The inaugural Institute featured NEON remote sensing data and focused on...
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