NEAR: Network of Educational Astrobiology Research

The Network of Educational Astrobiology Research (NEAR) is a proposed research network for scientists interested in the emerging field of astrobotany and general astrobiology.  By allowing students and educators access to large public datasets along with supplementary teaching tools, research in this novel discipline can accelerate exponentially.  Academic researchers and students can interact in new ways, facilitated by massively parallel cloud computing.

Proposed by Kai Rasmussen.  Structured by feedback from the Gilroy Lab. 

Programmed/designed by Kai Rasmussen and Isaac Evavold.