John Musinsky

Research Scientist, Remote Sensing

NEON AOP Payload Facility


Contact Info



3330 Airport Road
NEON Hangar
Boulder, CO 80301
United States

About John

John Musinsky is responsible for designing NEON's airborne remote sensing flight campaigns. His work involves the analysis of satellite, airborne and near-surface remote sensing observations to map ecological communities and develop and validate models of seasonal and inter-annual phenology and meteorology. These data facilitate flight planning and the scheduling of three remote sensing payloads acquiring continental-scale ecological data from all terrestrial and aquatic sites in the NEON network. John also leads collaborations with representatives from the science community through the Airborne Sampling Design Technical Working Group.

Prior to joining NEON, John worked for Conservation International in Washington, DC where he developed the institution's satellite and airborne remote sensing programs, and conducted research into near real-time monitoring and early warning systems. He was Principle Investigator on a NASA-funded project "An Integrated Forest and Fire Monitoring and Forecasting System for Improved Forest Management in the Tropics" and acted as NGO representative to NASA's Earth Science Senior Reviews. He holds an undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts, and a graduate degree in Environmental Studies from Yale University.

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National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON)