Today's Date: December 10, 2023
Southwestern Law School Adds YuJa Enterprise Video Platform to Its Suite of Ed-Tech Tools   •   S&P Dow Jones Indices Announces Dow Jones Sustainability Indices 2023 Review Results   •   Evolus Reports Inducement Grants Under Nasdaq Listing Rule 5635(c)(4)   •   Belgian, Port Houston and Partners Sign Memorandum of Understanding on Energy Transition Cooperation   •   International Center for Biosaline Agriculture & Schneider Electric Advance Youth & Women Roles in Sustainability at COP   •   Revolutionizing Water Stewardship – The City of Dire Dawa and Nedamco Africa Unveil Cutting-Edge Water Management Platform   •   The Ultimate Winter Wonderland Ride - Snow Joe® Kids Ride-On IONMAX™ SUV Unveiled!   •   Wells Fargo Names Darlene Goins Head of Philanthropy and Community Impact, President of Wells Fargo Foundation   •   Legal Firm Rogge Dunn Group PC Files 3 Racial Discrimination Lawsuits Against Panini America On Behalf of Former Employees   •   "Frozen" Composer Christophe Beck and Kristen Bell Reunite at Education Through Music-Los Angeles Gala   •   Santa's Spectacular Firetruck Arrival: Enchanted Fairies Spreads Holiday Magic at Harlingen, TX, Boys & Girls Club   •   Scrum Alliance Launches New Agile Skills Certification Focused on Scaling   •   Government of Canada launches online questionnaire to gather input for 2024 Annual Report on Sustainable Development Goals   •   SUSTAINABLE MARKETS INITIATIVE AGRIBUSINESS TASK FORCE LAUNCHES BLENDED FINANCE FRAMEWORK TO MAKE REGENERATIVE FARMING MAINSTREA   •   "MET GALA" FOR LATINOS GATHERED THE MOST IMPORTANT 500+ LATINOS IN THE COUNTRY   •   Statement by the Prime Minister on the selection of the new premier of the Northwest Territories   •   Metropolitan Issues Statement on Release of Final Environmental Impact Report for Delta Conveyance Project   •   Santa Claus Arrives via Helicopter and Rappels Down at the 34th Annual Luskin Orthopaedic Institute for Children Toys & Joy   •   AYA Platform of Enjinstarter Granted Virtual Asset Service Provider Licence by Dubai’s Virtual Assets Regulatory Authority   •   Air Force's Trey Taylor Named 2023 Paycom Jim Thorpe Award Winner
Bookmark and Share

Battelle Awarded $416 Million From the U.S. National Science Foundation to Operate the National Ecological Observatory Network (

BOULDER, Colo. , September 22 /Businesswire/ - The U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) announced a highly competitive five-year award to Battelle for the continued operations and maintenance of the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON). NEON is a ground-breaking continental-scale large facility that is specifically designed to enable long-term, open-access, standardized ecological data collection. From 81 U.S. field sites, the Observatory collects and provides free and open data and samples that enable scientists to characterize, quantify, and predict how our nation's ecosystems are changing.

“We are excited to work closely with the full scientific community to expand the reach and impact of NEON data and assets to strengthen science and education,” said NEON Chief Scientist and Observatory Director Paula Mabee. “Battelle was selected to complete construction and manage operations of NEON by the NSF first in 2016, and we will continue to advance the NEON mission over the coming years.”

Under this award, Battelle will provide more than 180 data products to the ecological research community. NEON data has been the basis of over 600 scientific papers and has been cited nearly 17,000 times in other publications. Use of the data portal has steadily increased each year with more than 70,000 visitors in 2022 alone.

“We are appreciative of the support from so many dedicated individuals, programs, societies, and agencies over the past seven years,” said Mike Janus, General Manager of the Environment & Infrastructure business unit. “We look forward to maintaining and expanding these partnerships as we build new programs that use NEON data to better understand our world.”

NEON is a national investment with assets across the U.S., including Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico. Data generation and usage are increasing daily and are regularly being used and cited by researchers around the world for their studies. Beyond collecting open data and samples, under Battelle management NEON creates a plethora of resources for researchers, educators, land managers, and more. Education and training initiatives include workshops, seminars, tutorials, data skills courses, and code sharing. Across NEON’s 20 Domains, community outreach helps show people the importance of ecological data, and how to use it in their daily lives or local classrooms.

In addition to continuing the operation and maintenance of NEON through this cooperative agreement, Battelle’s collaboration with the NSF also includes a contract to enable Arctic research by providing logistical, operational, and other critical support.

“We share a mission with the NSF in harnessing the power of science to enhance discoveries that benefit the world,” said Battelle President and CEO Lou Von Thaer. “We have worked vigorously over the last seven years to institute a culture at NEON focused on safety, diversity, and operational excellence. We brought the full force of our expertise and long history of operating large, complex research programs for federal agencies to NEON and are proud of its current success and optimistic about an even better future.”

About Battelle

Every day, the people of Battelle apply science and technology to solving what matters most. At major technology centers and national laboratories around the world, Battelle conducts research and development, designs and manufactures products, and delivers critical services for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio since its founding in 1929, Battelle serves the national security, health and life sciences, and energy and environmental industries. For more information, visit

STORY TAGS: Award, Product/Service, Ohio, Colorado, United States, North America, Alternative Energy, Energy, Climate Change, University, Education, Other Natural Resources, Environment, Mining/Minerals, Forest Products, Environmental Health, Agriculture, Natural Resources, Science, Other Science, Research,


White House Live Stream
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Sounds Make the News ®
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News