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Ecological Forecasting Initiative 2020:

Coordinating the NEON-enabled forecasting challenge

Host: NSF-sponsored EFI-Research Coordination Network and National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON)

Dates: May 12-13, 2020

Where: Zoom.  The Zoom link and password will be available on May 11 on the Logistics page

Agenda: here

Time: 11am-5:30pm Eastern Daylight Time (GMT-4) on Tuesday, May 12 and 11am-3:30pm Eastern Daylight Time on Wednesday, May 13


Critical links needed for joining and participating in the workshop

  1. The Workshop Zoom link and the link to the live stream on YouTube
  2. If you need Closed Captioning, email us at by Wednesday, May 6
  3. Links to the Poll Everywhere tools we will use during the workshop
  4. Link to EFI's Slack channel that provides an outlet for the group to share ideas quickly. 

Code of Conduct 
Read these guidelines to foster a welcoming environment during the Workshop


Introductory Forecasting Materials, Forecast Challenge Examples, Workshop Videos and Important Information for Each Workshop Session

  1. Pre-Meeting Materials: Why Forecast? 8-minute introductory video about ecological forecasting and publication that highlights the needs, opportunities, and challenges of ecological forecasting 
  2. Data Science and Forecasting Challenge/Competition Examples
  3. Options for NEON-related virtual background images people can use on Zoom
  4. Workshop Session Materials - pre-recorded videos, Google docs for Breakout notes, polls, and other materials


Location to find Working Group materials shared during the Workshop (Material will continue to be added to the Projects before the Workshop)

Materials include:

  1. Doodle polls for future Working Group calls
  2. Google Docs shared by the Working Groups
  3. Surveys