Observatory Blog

Featured Story

View our Upcoming Events

Full list of events

Core Sites Selected for the National Ecological Observatory Network

January 28 2011
February 28, 2007 An initial group of 20 candidate core sites across the United States has been selected. A technical review committee of NEON senior staff and colleagues from the ecological research...
Read more

US Ecological Observatory Receives New NSF Funding

January 24 2011
The Director of the National Science Foundation (NSF) and representatives of the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) have completed two Cooperative Support Agreements that will fund design...
Read more

NEON to Adopt Community Standards for Soil Microbe Samples

November 18 2010
NEON will adopt the "Minimum Information about an ENvironmental Sequence" (MIENS) specification for metadata associated with soil genomes. The MIENS document advances the Genomic Standards Consortium...
Read more

NEON Completes New Prototype Site

October 25 2010
NEON has completed civil construction of its first production-grade prototype site, located near Sterling, Colorado. The site is located in an agricultural area. Construction of the prototype site...
Read more

NEON shifting HQ to south Boulder, expects to be settled early Spring 2011

October 18 2010
In order to accommodate the amazingly rapid rate of growth the observatory is experiencing, NEON will be moving its headquarters and entire employee population to a new, larger facility off Arapahoe...
Read more

Prototyping Continued: Bridging the Gap From Land to Sky

September 16 2010
Prototyping events during the last three weeks have been integral to establishing a clear and consistent link between NEON organismal and airborne measurements, and are a critical step toward...
Read more

Grapes, Vines and Towers: A Look at the Engineering Behind a NEON Site

September 09 2010
If you view the elements of a NEON site in isolation, they’re pretty simple. NEON’s plans to build its 62 sites don’t call for brand new inventions or earth shattering designs; they’ll utilize...
Read more

Best laid plans: Prototyping NEON's airborne remote sensing technologies

August 27 2010
It’s late in the evening and I find myself staring at a weather map of Gainesville, Florida watching green and red blobs move across the computer screen. This is an exciting and busy time for the...
Read more

NEON in Prototype

June 22 2010
We've completed the reviews, written the documents, and the last item on our planning agenda is to await FY2011 Congressional budget approval for NSF funding to begin construction. So what’s next for...
Read more


Dialog content.