John Adler

Lead Airborne Sensor Operator

NEON AOP Payload Facility


Contact Info


3330 Airport Road
NEON Hangar
Boulder, CO 80301
United States

About John

John Adler has utilized various platforms to conduct Earth Observations, including autonomous underwater vehicles, traditional and uncrewed aircraft, in situ towers, and satellites. His varied scientific operations have taken him to both the North and South Poles, and he has logged 85 hurricane eyewall penetrations. Previously, he worked for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) as an aerial navigator and integrator of advance technology. He also has served in the U.S. Navy as an aerial navigator and satellite engineer. John obtained his Ph.D. in geography from the University of Colorado - Boulder, and conducted the first civil use of uncrewed aircraft systems in Greenland.

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National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON)