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NEON: Where have we come from?. Jim MacMahon Chairman, NEON Inc. Board of Directors. 1. The Evolution of NEON. 2001. 2003. 2004. 2004. 2. NEON Science Vision. Provide the capacity to forecast future states of ecological systems for the advancement of science and the benefit of society.

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neon where have we come from
NEON: Where have we come from?

Jim MacMahon

Chairman, NEON Inc. Board of Directors

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the evolution of neon
The Evolution of NEON

2001

2003

2004

2004

2

neon science vision
NEON Science Vision

Provide the capacity to forecast future states of ecological systems for the advancement of science and the benefit of society.

3

neon science mission
NEON Science Mission

Identify and understand critical variations and interactions in environmental drivers that will enable forecasting the state of ecological systems for the advancement of science and the benefit of society.

Environmental drivers

Biotic AbioticSocial

biodiversity geochemistry economics

invasives hydrology land use/

disease climate land cover

4

neon education vision
NEON Education Vision

Prepare society and the scientific community to use NEON data, information, and forecasts in order to understand and effectively address critical ecological questions and issues.

5

neon project office
NEON Project Office

Set up in September 2005 at AIBS.

Full time staff of between 8 – 14 persons (including contracted staff).

Major deliverables thus far:

Design Consortium Meetings

NEON, Inc.

ISEP, NIBD, RFI, PDP, PPEP, PEP

Funding proposals

6

how we got to cdr 2006
How we got to CDR2006

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Networking and Informatics Baseline Design (NIBD)

ISEP Reverse Site Visit

Conceptual Design Review

Panel Review

Revised ISEP

Integrated Science and Education Plan (ISEP)

Conceptual Design / Preliminary Project Execution Plan / Project Development Plan / Cost Book

Request-for-Information

Based-lined

ISEP

7

how we got from cdr to pdr 2007
How we got from CDR to PDR2007

Nov

Dec

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

RFIs received (>60 responses)

Federal Agency Briefing on Deployment Design

Conceptual Design Review

EROS RFI Synthesis Workshop

Preliminary Design Review

Tiger Team Sessions Commence

Project Manager Identified

Preliminary Site Visits Commence

NEON Deployment Design Meeting

8

rfi process
RFI Process

Develop Deployment Plan

Geospatial statistical analyses, Grand Challenge questions, NEON Fundamental Science Challenges, Scientific criteria for sites, experiments, research designs.

Prepare datasets

Receive and

organize RFIs

Organize workshop

NEON

NEON

USGS

NSF

Synthesize RFIs

Provide geospatial support

Facilitate workshop

Observe conduct

Participants

USGS

NSF

Facilitator

NEON

Provide additional information

Logistical and budgetary considerations, Additional information from RFI respondents

RFI Respondents

Preliminary NEON Deployment Plan

9

neon s overall trajectory
NEON’s Overall Trajectory

NRC 2001

NRC 2004

Basis for current NEON scope

FDR

CDR

PDR

Initial NSF budget for NEON submitted to Congress

($100M)

Commissioning

$xxxM (2015 dollars)

$100M (2001 dollars)

Development

Construction

2005

2006

2007

2009

2015

Tentative

10

neon inc
NEON, Inc.

Incorporated 12/2005 in Washington, D.C.

Membership based organization.

Board of Directors:

15 to 17 directors

At-large group elected or appointed by directors

Membership group elected or appointed by members

Majority of directors are from the At-Large group

Rotating three year terms

11

membership
Membership

Two types of memberships available:

Founding

Institutional

One voting representative per institution.

Voting representative may:

Elect Board members from a slate of candidates

Attend NEON Annual Meeting with the institution’s chief research officer

12

preliminary site visits
Preliminary Site Visits

Finalize report

Conduct site visit

Approve approach

Preliminary NEON Deployment Plan

NEON SRT

NEON SRT

NEON Board

Develop site visit report template

SRT = Site Review Team

  • Sites Visited
  • Domain 2 (Mid-Atlantic)
    • Smithsonian CRC
  • Domain 5 (Great Lakes)
    • UNDERC
    • UMBS
  • Domain 11 (Southern Plains)
    • Kerr
    • Shield Ranch
  • Domain 12 (Northern Rockies)
    • Yellowstone
  • Domain 17 (Pacific Southwest)
    • SJER

Populate template

Host site visit

NEON &

SRT Co-chairs

Host Site

Host Site

Preliminary Site Visit Reports

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