LEO Network

How does LEO Network define observing?

LEO Network focuses on "observing" as opposed to "monitoring".

LEO defines observing as an individual perceiving an event that is location- and time-specific. Such observation is in contrast to monitoring, which LEO defines as ongoing collection of quantitative data.

LEO Network considers observations a critical first step in the learning process. They are the first expression of a problem and a source for important insights about the event background.

The LEO Network invites people with different knowledge backgrounds to join into a discussion and help explore and address an event or a series of events.

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Last Updated Jul 7, 2016

LEO Network focuses on environmental observing, such as this bank erosion in Kivalina, Alaska.

Photo by Mike Brubaker

LEO Network does not focus on monitoring activities, such as this water sampling near Nome, Alaska.

Photo courtesy of Mike Sloan