NEON science-policy interface webinar on October 4

This is an announcement about a NEON, Inc. Membership sponsored event. In 2 weeks, we will be staging a one-hour webinar on the NEON science-policy interface.

In Spring 2011, University of Maryland graduate students Alli Barra Srinivas and Eugene (Gene) Russo worked on a project examining potential pathways for NEON data to be utilized as inputs in scientific assessments that ultimately inform policy development and program implementation. The study includes literature reviews and phone interviews with individuals from NEON, Inc. Member Institutions, Federal agencies, and NGOs. Alli and Gene successfully presented and defended their study earlier this year, and have offered to present their findings over a one-hour webinar.

The webinar will start with a conceptual overview of where the environmental sciences community sits with respect to the science-policy interface, followed by Alli and Gene's presentation on their work. If you are interested in attending the webinar, please register at least a week in advance. Please feel free to extend this invitation to others from your institution. There is no cost to participate in the webinar. All you need is a computer or your mobile device (for mobile devices supported, see: and a telephone. Instructions on how to attend will be emailed two days before the event.

Date: 2011/10/4 (Tuesday)
Time: 1pm Eastern / 10am Pacific
Format: 40 mins presentation + 20 mins Q&A