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2013-10-09.ILTER.NEONConstructionChallenges

Presented during day 4 of ILTER 2013 workshop on the challenges encountered by NEON.
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Brian Wee

on 13 October 2013

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Transcript of 2013-10-09.ILTER.NEONConstructionChallenges

PRE-HISTORY
1997 - 2003
1997: Bruce Hayden (head of NSF Division of Environmental Biology) suggests a concept that would eventually evolve into NEON.

1999: NSF requests $12M from Congress to initiate construction.

2000, 2002, 2003, 2004: Congress denies funding for NEON

2001: National Research Council (NRC) report on Environmental Grand Challenges

2003: NRC report on NEON
2004 - 2011
2012 - 2017
2017 - 2046
2004: NSF issues RFP to develop NEON plan

2004: NEON Project Office opens in Washington, DC ($6M, 2-year award from NSF, Directorate for Biological Sciences, Division of Biological Infrastructure)
2013-10-10 | ILTER 2013 | Seoul, South Korea
ILTER Workshop:
© 2012 National Ecological Observatory Network, Inc. All rights reserved. The National Ecological Observatory Network is a project sponsored by the National Science Foundation and managed under cooperative agreement by NEON, Inc. This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under the following grants: EF-1029808, EF-1138160, EF-1150319 and DBI-0752017. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
Challenges in Constructing NEON
Brian Wee, Ph.D.
Chief of External Affairs (Government Relations)
US National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON), Inc.

Challenges
Institutional
Community
As stated in the opening, all this work is made possible through the support of the US National Science Foundation.

The beneficiaries of this are the public, and the public should be able to access relevant work products.

NEON Prezi materials are publicly accessible at:
http://goo.gl/lK3y81 (NEON challenges, 2013-10-10)
http://goo.gl/dFRgTR (NEON overview, 2013-10-07)
Dichotomy:
Research infrastructure (Science & Ed)
Operational infrastructure (Societal Benefits)
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