A coordinated series of polar-orbiting and low-inclination satellites for long-term global observations of the land surface, biosphere, solid Earth, atmosphere, and oceans. EOS is a major component of the Earth Science Division of NASA′s Science Mission Directorate, which aims to enable an improved understanding of the Earth as an integrated system by both program scientists and the general public.
Provides scientists and others access to Earth science satellite data (e.g., land, ocean, and atmosphere data products) from the NASA Earth-Sun Systems Division, and provides tools to facilitate the processing, archiving, and distribution of Earth science data.
Presents new satellite imagery and scientific information about the Earth, with a particular focus on climate and environmental change. This section focuses on the Global Map directory, a global view of what's happening on the planet, over time.
The Research Data Alliance (RDA) builds the social and technical bridges that enable open sharing of data. The RDA vision is researchers and innovators openly sharing data across technologies, disciplines, and countries to address the grand challenges of society.
The NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) holds more than 25,000 descriptions of Earth science data sets and services covering all aspects of Earth and environmental sciences, including Agriculture, Atmosphere, Biological Classification, Biosphere, Climate Indicators, Cryosphere, Human Dimensions, Land Surface, Oceans, Paleoclimate, Solid Earth, Spectral Engineering, Sun-Earth Interactions, and Terrestrial Hydrosphere.
The ESIP Federation is a diverse network of scientists, data stewards, and technology developers that improves access to Earth science data and information by a wide community of users, including scientists, academics, and the general public.
A metadata catalog of NASA's EOS data and a registry for related data services (e.g. reformatting, pattern recognition). ECHO's catalog contains more than 3200 data sets held at 12 EOSDIS data centers. Users can access the data and services by using general or community-tailored clients that access ECHO using a series of Application Program Interfaces (APIs) defined using web services.
Centers of the NASA Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) that process, archive, document, and distribute data from NASA′s past and current Earth-observing satellites and field measurement programs. Each center serves one or more specific Earth science disciplines and provides data products and information, services, and tools unique to its particular science.