Earth Science Data System Working Groups (ESDSWG)
The Earth Science Data System Working Groups (ESDSWG) is a NASA organization established under the auspices of NASA Headquarters in 2004. The chartered role of the ESDSWG focuses on the exploration and development of recommendations derived from pertinent community insights of NASA's heterogeneous and distributed Earth science data systems.
The ESDSWG is comprised of working groups organized around key technology and information system issues. Each Working Group functions independently establishing their own work plans on germane data system issues and topics. The ESDSWG members are drawn from a broad range of NASA-funded science and technology projects, NASA information technology experts, affiliated contractor staff and other interested community members from academia and industry.
- ESDSWG Manager: Jeff Walter, GSFC
- ESDSWG Coordinator: Steve Olding, NASA/CTS
Current Working Groups
Independent Working Groups
Data Stewardship Interest Area
Standards Interest Area
Former Working Groups
Interoperability Working Group (IWG)
Metrics Planning and Reporting Working Group (MPARWG)
Until November 2011, this working group reviewed and recommended program-level performance metrics and collection tools that measure how well each data activity supports the NASA Science Mission Directorate’s Earth science, application, and education programs. It now has evolved into the Metrics Planning Group (MPG) under Community Data System Programs.