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National Ecological Observatory Network's Airborne Observatory Platform makes stop in Columbus

Join us for a unique opportunity to tour a research aircraft used to collect high-resolution remote sensing data through LIDAR, hyperspectral instruments and digital photography. The National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) program, funded by the National Science Foundation and operated by Battelle, is an unprecedented 30-year initiative to understand our ecosystem on a continental scale. The program collects a wealth of open-source ecological data that records the plants, animals, soil, nutrients, freshwater and atmospheric characteristics of 81 field sites across the U.S., including Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. Please arrive at 3 p.m. for a short informational program beginning at 3:15 p.m. Battelle President and CEO Lou Von Thaer will welcome guests, and Battelle scientists and pilots will show off this complex research aircraft. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP to Katy Delaney at or 614-424-7208
Event date: 
Friday, August 2, 2019 - 2:00pm
Event location: 
OSU Airport, Don Scott Field, Knowlton Flight Center, Hangar #4, 2160 Case Road Columbus, OH 43235
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