1. Reverb is Retiring

Reverb is Retiring

EOSDIS’s Reverb data search and discovery system retires at the end of 2017, and will be fully replaced by Earthdata Search. Here’s what this means for you.

Earthdata Search home page

Searching through the almost 22 petabyte Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) data archive is about to become even easier. With the retirement of the Reverb data search and discovery system on 1 January 2018, Earthdata Search will be the primary means for searching and discovering NASA Earth observing data. The result will be faster data searches and more relevant search results for EOSDIS data users.

Using the innovative Common Metadata Repository (CMR) as its foundation, Earthdata Search provides an enhanced user experience (including sub-second searches through the entire EOSDIS data collection), enhanced data discovery, and a modern technology platform designed to easily scale as EOSDIS data holdings increase. Both Reverb and Earthdata Search will be available for conducting EOSDIS data searches until Reverb retires.

Earthdata Search takes NASA Earth science data search and discovery to the next level. See for yourself—take Earthdata Search for a test drive and let us know what you think!

Published March 31, 2017

Update: Starting 11 October, Reverb users will automatically be redirected to Earthdata Search. A button on the Earthdata Search home page will provide an option for going back to Reverb. Users selecting this option will be able to use Reverb for four weeks, after which time they again will be automatically redirected to Earthdata Search. Starting in November, users will be allowed to switch back to Reverb for two weeks before automatically being switched back to Earthdata Search. In December, the option to switch back to Reverb from Earthdata Search will be remembered for only one week. Reverb will officially be retired 1 January 2018 and will no longer be available.

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