NEON’s and the emerging Environmental Information Commons


Brian Wee


The National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) will collect data across the United States on the impacts of climate change, land use change and invasive species on natural resources and biodiversity.  NEON will generate an estimated 180 TB of data annually from over 530 measurements across 60 sites that will be served free to the public. Open data, interoperability, an open and integrated observation infrastructure, public engagement, and a deliberate approach to making sure that research data can be repurposed for operational purposes are the cornerstones of the NEON strategy. These are some of the elements that will enable NEON and its Federal partners to contribute to an emerging national Environmental Information Commons.

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  1. Matt
    21 June 11, 1:06pm

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