Project: National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON)
A collaboration of over 15 universities and the American Institute of Biological Sciences needed to compete for an award to create the Coordinating Consortium and Project Office for the NSF’s NEON initiative. NEON will be a continental scale research instrument consisting of geographically distributed infrastructure, networked via state-of-the-art communications. Cutting-edge lab and field instrumentation, site-based experimental infrastructure, natural history archive facilities and/or computational, analytical and modeling capabilities, linked via a computational network will comprise NEON. NEON will transform ecological research by enabling studies on major environmental challenges at regional to continental scales.