February 1, 2006
The birth of the National Ecological Observatory Network is now official. On Thursday, 15 December 2005, NEON, Inc., was legally established as a not-for-profit corporation. It will serve as the primary coordinating body for NEON implementation and build-out. The NEON Project Office and staff will remain a division of the American Institute of Biological Sciences during the remainder of the project's design phase. Once subsumed by NEON, Inc., the Project Office will be responsible for the coordination and management of NEON construction, and for establishing partnerships, contracts, and subawards. The articles of incorporation and corporate bylaws for NEON, Inc., are available at www.neoninc.org (documents section).