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Division of Biological Infrastructure

National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON)

Name Email Phone Room
Steve  Ellis (703) 292-7876   
Roland  P. Roberts (703) 292-7884   


The National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) is an NSF-funded large facility project. NEON comprises terrestrial, aquatic, atmospheric, and remote sensing measurement infrastructure and cyberinfrastructure that deliver standardized, calibrated data to the scientific community through a single, openly accessible data portal. NEON infrastructure is geographically-distributed across the United States, including Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico, and will generate data for ecological research over a 30 year period.

NEON is designed to enable the research community to ask and address their own questions on a regional to continental scale around the environmental challenges identified as relevant to understanding the effects of climate change, land-use change and invasive species patterns on the biosphere.

The NSF NEON program, which is part of the Centers and Cooperative Agreements Cluster in the Division of Biological Infrastructure, manages the NEON award in collaboration with the NSF Large Facilities Office and the NSF Division of Acquisition and Cooperative Support.

To learn more about NEON and related funding opportunities, visit:


NSF Contact Information
Dr. Steven Ellis, Program Director, BIO DBI, 703-292-8470,

Montona Futrell-Griggs, Project Manager, BIO DBI, 703-292-8470,

Dr. Timothy Kratz, Program Director, BIO DBI, 703-292-8470,

Robert Paulos, Program Director, BIO OAD, 703-292-8400,

Dr. Roland Roberts, Program Director, BIO DBI, 703-292-8470,


Related Web Sites


NEON Science Home Page -


MacroSystems Biology and Early NEON Science

Research Coordination Networks (RCN)

NSF Discoveries Article on NEON

TERN-NEON Partnership

Archival NEON Environmental Assessment Information

Archived Webcast of NEON Prospective PI Meeting

Press Release 11-157 NSF Awards Construction Funding to National Ecological Observatory Network