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Anya Shipunova (MBLWhoIL) gives a presentation on Information Management to the DEIMS 2011 group in the Training Lab at the LTER Network Office
The LTER Network Office
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The LTER Network Office was created by the National Science Foundation to support and coordinate network and site activities of the U.S. Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network.

With more than two dozen sites participating in the Network within the United States, rapidly advancing technology, and a growing collaboration with over 25 countries participating in the International Long Term Ecological Research (ILTER) network, the complexity of facilitating collaborations among sites and maintaining supporting infrastructure has created great challenges and an even greater need for a strong and dedicated Network Office.

Mission: To provide a central point of contact and collective expertise to support the objectives of the LTER Network by:
Providing an efficient computational and communication infrastructure
Developing and deploying state-of-the-art techniques in information management
Maintaining a strong public outreach program
Coordinating interactions with other scientific networks, agencies, and entities
Providing administrative support
Contributing to an efficient and effective environment in which site, cross-site, and synthetic research and education can be conducted.

Location: The LTER Network Office is housed at the University of New Mexico (UNM). The Office is contracted, through UNM, with NSF to provide support and coordination functions for the entire LTER Network. The formal contracting agreement is called the Cooperative Agreement and contains detailed requirements for accomplishing the mission of the Office (in support of the overall LTER vision, mission, goals and objectives).

Short history: 
The LTER Network Office was established in 1983 to support and promote the following Network activities: -Facilitating communication among the LTER sites and between the LTER Program and other scientific communities -Supporting the planning and conduct of collaborative research efforts, including provision of technical support services -Facilitating intersite scientific activities, including national and international meetings -Providing a focal point and collective representation of the LTER Network in its external relationships
History: 

The LTER Network Office was established in 1983 to support and promote the following Network activities:
-Facilitating communication among the LTER sites and between the LTER Program and other scientific communities
-Supporting the planning and conduct of collaborative research efforts, including provision of technical support services
-Facilitating intersite scientific activities, including national and international meetings
-Providing a focal point and collective representation of the LTER Network in its external relationships

Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) - Network Office
UNM Dept of Biology, MSC03 2020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque
NM
87131-0001
USA
505-277-2551
505-277-2541

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