Information about Hierarchical Data Format - Earth Observing System (HDF-EOS) and about tools that allow users to view or work with HDF-EOS and other NASA HDF files. Programming (C, Fortran, IDL® and MATLAB®) and tool examples to access HDF-EOS and other NASA HDF files are also available.
The Science Mission Directorate (SMD) engages the Nation’s science community, sponsors scientific research, and develops and deploys satellites and probes in collaboration with NASA’s partners around the world to answer fundamental questions requiring the view from and into space. Find information about and links to NASA’s Earth Science, Heliophysics, Astrophysics and Planetary Science programs.
The Earth Observing System (EOS) is 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. EOS enables an improved understanding of the Earth as an integrated system. The EOS Project Science Office (EOSPSO) is committed to bringing program information and resources to program scientists and the general public alike.
The Earth Science Data and Information System (ESDIS) Project is a part of the Earth Science Projects Division under the Flight Projects Directorate at Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC). The ESDIS Project manages the science systems of the Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS). EOSDIS provides science data to a wide community of users for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate. The ESDIS Project is responsible for processing, archiving, and distributing Earth science satellite data (e.g., land, ocean and atmosphere data products),providing tools to facilitate the processing, archiving, and distribution of Earth science data, collecting metrics and user satisfaction data to learn how to continue improving services provided to users, ensuring scientists and the public have access to data to enable the study of Earth from space to advance Earth system science to meet the challenges of climate and environmental change and for promoting the interdisciplinary use of EOSDIS data, including data products, data services, and data handling tools to a broad range of existing and potential user communities.
The Applied Sciences Program promotes and funds activities to discover and demonstrate innovative uses and practical benefits of NASA Earth science data, scientific knowledge, and technology. The Program’s portfolio of projects deliver results in applying NASA Earth science to support improvements in aviation safety, malaria early warning, agricultural productivity, water management, earthquake response, and many other important topics. The Program focuses on economic, health, natural resources, and other themes to support both applied research and targeted, decision-support projects in nine areas of national priority: agriculture, air quality and public health, climate, disasters, ecological forecasting, energy, oceans , water resources and weather.
From space-borne instruments and components to data systems and modeling, NASA's Earth Science Technology Office (ESTO) funds and develops a broad range of technologies for the scientific observation and measurement of Earth. ESTO technologies are also used for NASA operations as well as practical applications that benefit society at large. These investments and technologies enable many new Earth science measurements, including those outlined in the National Research Council’s Decadal Survey for Earth Science.
Education and Public Outreach
NASA’s journeys into air and space have deepened humankind’s understanding of the universe, advanced technology breakthroughs, enhanced air travel safety and security, and expanded the frontiers of scientific research. These accomplishments share a common genesis: education. NASA will continue the Agency’s tradition of investing in the Nation’s education programs and supporting the country’s educators who play a key role in preparing, inspiring, exciting, encouraging, and nurturing the young minds of today who will be the workforce of tomorrow.
The Science Mission Directorate has an essential role in NASA’s education mission “to inspire the next generation of explorers” and is committed to utilizing NASA resources to foster the broad involvement of the Earth and space science communities in education and public outreach (E/PO) with the goal of enhancing the nation’s formal education system and contributing to the broad public understanding of science, mathematics and technology. NASA’s Science Education Program creates products using NASA’s results in Earth-Sun system science, solar system research, universe exploration, and the development of new technologies to support learning. The program sponsors educational activities at all levels of formal and informal education to provide opportunities for learners to investigate their world and their universe using unique NASA resources.
NASA's Postdoctoral Program (NPP) offers scientists and engineers unique opportunities to conduct research at NASA Centers. Each NPP fellowship opportunity is designed to advance NASA research in a specific project related to space science, earth science, aeronautics, space operations, exploration systems, lunar science or astrobiology. Applicants apply for a specific research opportunity and, if selected by NPP’s competitive process, are offered one- to three-year fellowship appointments. Applications are accepted three times each year: March 1, July 1, and November 1. Applications must be submitted online.
The over-arching mission of the One Stop Shopping Initiative (OSSI) for NASA Internship, Fellowship and Scholarship Opportunities is to advance the United States’ policy initiatives for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) Education and workforce development. The initiative is an innovative, mission-enabling, NASA-wide approach to communicating and providing students at all Institutions of Higher Education (IHE) access to a portfolio of internship, fellowship, and scholarship opportunities offered by NASA Mission Directorates and Centers. The OSSI enables eligible students to access opportunities through a single portal (https://intern.nasa.gov/) and single application. OSSI also enables NASA to continually reengage students throughout their academic careers.
NASA’s Science Mission Directorate (SMD) has established four Science Education and Public Outreach Forums that are working together and with NASA to organize SMD education and public outreach into a coordinated effort that effectively uses SMD science discoveries, expertise, and resources.
This site facilitates the search for NASA research opportunities and provides information about NASA research announcements, proposals selected for closed solicitations, and results of NASA research. This information is intended to assist you in your proposal preparation. In order to create and submit a proposal to NASA, you and your institution must be registered with NSPIRES. See Registration Information for more details on registering users and institutions.
Provides information about the Data Analysis, Research, and Technology Development programs in NASA’s Science Mission Directorate (SMD). These programs (which are referred to as “R&A”) are composed of projects being performed by scientists, engineers and educators from NASA centers, universities, non-profits, other government labs, and for profit corporations all across the United States. NASA solicits proposals for projects covering a very wide range of subjects and they are evaluated by peer review. Here you will find information about existing opportunities, recently funded projects, and available student programs.
Represents one of the Agency’s primary repositories for NASA multimedia and other resources including NASA Television programming, podcasts and vodcasts, 3-D resources, RSS feeds, blogs, videos and images.
The mission of the Scientific Visualization Studio (SVS) is to facilitate scientific inquiry and outreach within NASA programs through visualization. The SVS works closely with scientists to create visualization products, systems, and processes to promte a greater understanding of the Earth and space science research activitities at Goddard Space Flight Center and within NASA's Research Community. The SVS site offers a searchable database of high-resolution scientific animations and data imagery.
Visible Earth is a searchable directory of NASA’s Earth science-related images, animations, and data visualizations.
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