Data and Samples

NEON takes millions of measurements and collects thousands of samples every year. This is your portal to access them.

Three photos of archived samples

Data

NEON delivers hundreds of data products including organismal counts and measurements, water quality, energy fluxes, and remotely sensed vegetation indices. Data are free and open for all.

All about data
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Lidar data showing Grand Mesa

Samples & Specimens

Our field ecologists collect soil, organismal, and water samples and specimens throughout the year. A large proportion of these are available for your research.

Explore our Samples
Soil Samples

Biorepository

Find data on archived physical samples and information on how to request a loan at the Arizona State University Biorepository.

Biorepository Data Portal
Pinned Beetles

Automated Instruments

A complex network of thousands of automated sensors in freshwater aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems collects data around the clock.

MOAB tower at sunrise

Observational Sampling

Field ecologists collect samples and measurements year-round, in all environments and conditions.

Beetle collection at WOOD

Airborne Remote Sensing

Airplanes equipped with a high-resolution camera, hyperspectrometer, and lidar system fly over sites near peak greenness to monitor land cover characteristics.

Twin Otter arrival at KBDU

Availability

Plan your research with an understanding of our sampling and publication schedules.

Data Formats & Conventions

All the details about data publishing, including data formats, archiving, and sharing with other repositories.

Quality Assurance and Control

We strive for the best quality possible, with systematic processes for sensor calibrations, lab audits, and data reviews.

Externally Hosted Data

Some datasets are hosted by specialized data repositories such as Ameriflux and BOLD. Learn why, and how to access these data.

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