IGIS, is a new ANR Statewide Program established in 2012 to provide GIS support, software, data, and training to ANR http://ucanr.edu/sites/IGIS/. The ANR-EON (eddy flux towers), an important component of the program, is a network of instrumented sites in managed ecosystems (agricultural, range, forest), wild lands and urban ecosystems was installed at HAREC on August 2. The sensing instrumentation is compatible with the resources of the National Ecological Observation Network (NEON).
NEON is designed to gather and synthesize data on the impacts of climate change, land use change and invasive species on natural resources and biodiversity. Data will be collected from sites across the U.S. http://www.neoninc.org/. The long-range goal is to instrument all ANR REC sites. Sensor data will be available to ANR and other researchers.
Many thanks to Todd Perez (IGIS), Kuni Kitajima (UCR), and HAREC staff for instrumentation installation and set up.