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NEON Collaborators to Attend Geophysical Union Meeting
Ohio Ag Connection - 12/09/2019

The 100th gathering of the American Geophysical Union Dec. 9-13 will feature dozens of staff members from the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) who will present papers, give talks and demonstrate ways to use the growing body of information collected by the nation's first continental-scale laboratory with data portal demos.

In addition to the more than 60 NEON-related activities taking place during the event, the NEON program will have a kiosk where attendees can receive a data portal demo and talk with ecologists and data scientists.

Battelle has operated NEON for the National Science Foundation since 2016. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, since its founding in 1929, Battelle makes the world better by commercializing technology, giving back to our communities, and supporting science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.

NEON collects long-term ecological data to better understand how ecosystems are changing across the United States. The open access comprehensive data, spatial extent and remote sensing technology provided through the NEON program is enabling a large and diverse user community to tackle new questions at scales not accessible to previous generations of ecologists.

As more data has been generated, an increasing number of researchers around the country are using it to fuel their research projects on everything from beetles to tree canopies.

Some of the NEON activities include:

- NEON Data Users can pick up badge ribbons at booth #206 to identify themselves as being among this growing user group.

- There will be two NEON Town Hall presentations - NCAR and NEON: Convergence Research Linking the Atmospheric and Biological Sciences at NSF-Sponsored Facilities, and From NEON Field Sites to Data Portal: A Community Resource for Surface-Atmosphere Research

- Four free NEON-led Workshops during the course of the conference have drawn high interest and registration has closed for those events.

- The wide range of NEON-related activities, including oral and poster presentations, can be viewed here.

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