About the ESDS Program

The Earth Science Data Systems (ESDS) Program, governed by and through NASA HQ, is comprised of three major facets, each one containing various, ongoing projects and activities.

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ESDS is responsible for:

  • Actively managing NASA’s Earth science data as a national asset
  • Developing unique data system capabilities optimized to support rigorous science investigations
  • Processing instrument data to create Earth System Data Records (ESDRs)
  • Upholding NASA’s policy of free, full, and open sharing of all data, tools, and ancillary information for all users
  • Engaging members of the Earth science community in the evolution of data systems

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Last Updated: May 23, 2017 at 3:44 PM EDT