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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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NSF approves transition to operations of field sampling at 13 more sites

August 04 2016
In early August, the National Science Foundation (NSF) gave its approval to transition observational sampling to operations at 13 terrestrial field sites bringing the total number of terrestrial sites with observational sampling to 27, representing over 50% of planned sites.
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Catch up with the NEON project at #ESA2016!

August 03 2016
This weekend, thousands of scientists will journey to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida for the 101 st annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America (#ESA2016) . The theme is“Novel Ecosystems in the Anthropocene,” and the NEON team will be there to talk with scientists about how they plan to use NEON project data in their research and teaching.
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Construction Contractor Earns National Award for NEON flux tower

July 25 2016
A NEON contractor earned a National Excellence in Construction Eagle Award from the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) earlier this year for constructing a NEON tower at the Lenoir Landing (AL) field site.
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Fluxcourse Students visit NEON Headquarters

July 20 2016
One of our summer highlights is the opportunity to host an array of graduate students, postdocs and early career scientists participating in the Fluxcourse for a day at NEON headquarters.
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NEON partners with DataONE to enhance data discoverability

July 13 2016
The National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON), operated by Battelle, has joined the Data Observation Network for Earth (DataONE) Federation , another NSF-sponsored program to provide more exposure for the research community to NEON data.
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