The National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) provides open ecological data from over 80 locations across the United States. NEON data cover a wide range of subject areas of interest to AGU members, including micrometeorology, biogeochemistry, organismal observations, and remote sensing data including lidar, hyperspectral, and high-resolution RGB imagery. Some datasets already span several years of data collection.
This workshop will provide an introduction to the basics of data access and data navigation: discovering and accessing data via the NEON data portal, accessing data via the neonUtilities R package, understanding the content and quality of the data downloaded, and performing common data merges and transformations. Basic familiarity with R is recommended for participation in the workshop. To make the most of our time together, please see the software and R package installation instructions below under the heading 'Before the Workshop.'