How The Biggest Ecology Project In The Country Hit A Snag

February 12, 2016
Photo: NEON Observatory(Photo courtesy of NEON Inc.)
A NEON Observatory on the Central Plains Experimental Range in Northern Colorado. The location will provide data on the atmosphere, biodiversity and chemical cycles. 

Photo: NEON Observatory(Photo courtesy of NEON Inc.)The National Ecological Observatory Network aims to help the U.S. detect and plan for the effects of climate change. Once complete, the system of observatories should let scientists monitor the environmental health of North America. But the Colorado-based project, called NEON for short, has faced delays and cost overruns.

Gene Kelly, the interim CEO of NEON Inc., spoke to Colorado Matters host Nathan Heffel about the future of the continental observatory.