Observatory Blog

Featured Story

View our Upcoming Events

Full list of events

Underground biomass: Getting to the root of it

October 29 2013
By Jen Everhart and Julia Spencer Adorned with sweet, bright, orange safety vests and serious hardhats--excavation tools in hand--Jen Everhart, Julia Spencer and I are ready for sampling. Our mission...
Read more

From field notebooks to rack servers

November 15 2013
Let me begin by saying I'm a believer in big data in ecology, and there's no more exciting place to be working right now on these problems than here at NEON. But after just a few short weeks here, I'...
Read more

In LiDAR magazine this month: remote sensing multi-tasking

January 30 2014
The latest issue of LiDAR magazine features NEON's remote sensing data collection program. In the magazine, three of our remote sensing scientists from the Airborne Observation Platform team describe...
Read more

North American Soils Analysis Yields New Research Guidelines and Continental-Scale Patterns

February 05 2014
Just as most of an iceberg stays hidden under the surface of the ocean, many of the most important ecosystem processes happen underfoot. Soil properties, processes and organisms play key roles in...
Read more

Dear future NEON data users: Thanks for your input!

March 07 2014
While we’ve released some preliminary data from newly constructed field sites , our data portal is a work in progress. We want to know what you, future users of NEON data, are looking for when you...
Read more

Integrating research networks to study global change

March 28 2014
Understanding and predicting the effects of global change on ecosystems is a compelling frontier in ecological research, write the authors of a synthesis paper in the March 2014 issue of Ecosphere .
Read more

White House Climate Data Initiative Addresses Climate Change Through Open Data

April 09 2014
On March 19, 2014, the White House launched the Climate Data Initiative (CDI), part of President Obama's Climate Action Plan launched in June 2013. The Climate Action Plan is the Administration's blueprint for domestic and international efforts to prepare for the impacts of climate change and reduce carbon emissions. The CDI is meant to spur the innovative use of open machine-readable government data to help communities deal with the impacts of climate change.
Read more

NEON Hosts Congressman Jared Polis on Earth Day

April 24 2014
Congressman Jared Polis toured NEON headquarters, heard short presentations and participated in a town hall discussion with NEON staff on Earth Day, April 22, 2014.
Read more

Spring Training in Florida

May 21 2014
By Liz Knapp I recently returned from a week of training in Florida. No, not for baseball, but for Big Data. More specifically, how to collect samples for NEON’s Terrestrial Observation System. You...
Read more


Dialog content.