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: Jun 5, 2019 at 9:26 AM EDT