1. Standards



The ESDIS Standards Office (ESO) coordinates standards policy and activities within ESDIS. ESO follows a two-phase Standards Process for identification of appropriate standards and subsequent adoption for use in NASA Earth science data systems.

The Satellite Mission Data Requirementsfrom the NASA HQ Earth Science Division include the ESDIS Mission Requirements as well as the approved list of standards shown below. ESDIS Mission Requirements are managed through the ESDIS configuration control process involving review and comments from all affected organizations.

ESDIS Requirements for Satellite Mission Data Systems

Standards approved for use in NASA Earth Science Data Systems

Data Format Standards

Metadata Standards

Discovery and Access Standards

Under Development or Review

  • HDF4
  • HDF-EOS2

List of Standards in Table Form providing more details on document categories and status

Last Updated: May 24, 2017 at 3:54 PM EDT