NEON - National Ecological Observatory Network

Program Description: The National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) is a continental-scale observatory that measures the causes and effects of climate change, land use change and invasive species on U.S. ecosystems. NEON is designed to gather and synthesize data on the impacts of climate change, land use change and invasive species on natural resources and biodiversity. The NEON observatory includes 20 eco-climatic domains that cover the contiguous 48 US states, Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico. Each domain represents a distinct region of vegetation, landforms, climate, and ecosystem performance. Data will be collected from 106 sites (60 terrestrial, 36 aquatic and 10 aquatic experimental) across the U.S. (including Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico) using instrument measurements and field sampling. NEON will combine site-based data with remotely sensed data and existing continental-scale data sets (e.g. satellite data) to provide a range of scaled data products that can be used to describe changes in the nation’s ecosystem through space and time. Construction began in 2012, expected to begin operation in 2017 for 30 years.

Year Started: 2017.

Organization Description: The NEON facility was designed to be a resource for any wishing to use it; regardless of institutional affiliation, scientists, students, educators, and the public will have open and equal access to NEON.

Data Description: N/A

Project Type: Observatory

Project Domains: Biological Sciences

No budget information

Federal Funding: NSF, USDA, NASA, NOAA, USGS

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Boulder, CO, United States 40.01,-105.27 Data Repository Data On demand - -