1. About EOSDIS
  2. ESDIS Project
  3. ESDIS Mission Statement

ESDIS Mission Statement

NASA's Earth Science Data and Information System (ESDIS) Project is responsible for providing scientific and other users access to data from NASA's Earth science missions:

  • ESDIS provides access to data through the development and operation of the science systems of NASA's Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS).
  • Data products from EOS and other NASA Earth science missions are stored at several discipline-specific Distributed Active Archive Centers (DAACs) to support interactive and interoperable retrieval and distribution of data products.
  • For the design, development, integration, testing, and operation of the science systems, ESDIS provides:
    • Project management
    • Systems engineering
    • Technical direction
  • To evolve the capabilities of EOSDIS to support changing user requirements, ESDIS coordinates development of scientific, discipline-unique functions at the DAACs.
  • ESDIS is part of NASA's Earth Science Projects Division, the designated Earth science program management office for flight, ground, and science performed at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.
  • ESDIS supports the Earth Science Division at NASA Headquarters in representing NASA in interagency and international working groups:
    • To develop standards for science information exchange
    • To develop interoperability functions with other data centers

Last Updated: Apr 4, 2019 at 3:50 PM EDT