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Welcome to the 2016 NEON Data Institute!

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NEON’s Data Institute provides critical skills and foundational knowledge for scientists working with heterogeneous spatio-temporal data to address ecological questions. Our 2016 Institute focuses on remote sensing of vegetation using open source tools and reproducible science approaches.

Time Day Description
7:50am - 10:00pm Monday Intro to NEON, Intro to HDF5 / Hyperspectral RS
8:00am - 6:30pm Tuesday Intro to LiDAR data, Automated Workflows
8:00am - 6:30pm Wednesday Remote Sensing Uncertainty
8:00am - 6:30pm Thursday Data Fusion
8:00am - 6:30pm Friday Group projects
9:00am - 2:00pm Saturday Group project presentations


Pre-Institute Wk 0: Computer Setup

Pre-Institute Wk 1: Introduction to NEON & Reproducible Science

Pre-Institute Wk 2: Introduction to Git & GitHub

Pre-Institute Wk 3: Introduction to RMD and Knitr in R

Monday 20 June: Introduction to HDF5 & Hyperspectral Data in R

Tuesday 21 June: LiDAR Data & Automation

Wednesday 22 June: Comparing Ground to Airborne - Uncertainty

Thursday 23 June: LiDAR & Hyperspectral Data Fusion

Friday 24 June: Project Work Day

Saturday 25 June: Project Presentation Day