Cyberobservatories Projects

"We have assembled an initial list of observational projects and programs funded by NSF and other entities that have defined cyberinfrastructure components or have expressed interest in CI-oriented information exchange and/or collaboration with other observing programs. We know that this list is very incomplete, plan to keep refining and expanding it, and welcome suggested additions."

Cyberinfrastructure Projects

A growing list of NSF-supported programs with strong cyberinfrastructure components


  • Arctic Observing Network (AON)
  • Ocean Observing Initiative (OOI)
  • National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON)
  • The Waters Network
  • The Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) network
  • The Geosciences Network (GEON)
  • Earthscope/Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS)
  • Virtual Solar-Terrestrial Observatory (VSTO)
  • Linked Environments for Atmospheric Discovery (LEAD)


Other Relevant Federal, International, State, Private, and Public/Private Efforts

  • New Millennium Observatory (part of NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Lab) (NeMO)
  • ARM (DOE)
  • National Climate Reference Network (NOAA)
  • National Phenology Network
  • Earth Science Information Partnership
  • Oklahoma Mesonet
  • Beacon Institute Hudson River Observatory
  • Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
  • United Nations Environmental Programme Global Resource Information Database (UNEP GRID)