Overview: 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.
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