NASA’s Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) is responsible for the storage and public distribution of NASA Earth science data. EOSDIS partners with NASA-funded data creators and providers to archive and serve their data to a global community of millions of users. EOSDIS offers this service through discipline-specific and common tools, at no cost to the data provider, with the added benefit of protecting data from disaster and technology obsolescence.

Submitting Data for EOSDIS Archival

Because each NASA-funded mission is unique, submitting data to EOSDIS will vary depending on the source of the data. It all starts with contacting us to initiate the process.

To learn more about the processes and requirements, please select one of the following links based on the source of your data:

  • NASA's Orbital and Airborne Missions and Investigations—Satellite, Earth Venture, and Airborne Investigations
  • Competitive Programs—New data products from NASA-funded research activities, including:
    • ESDS Data Development Programs (e.g., Advancing Collaborative Connections for Earth System Science [ACCESS], Citizen Science for Earth Systems Program [CSESP], and Making Earth Science Data Records for Use in Research Environments [MEaSUREs])
    • NASA-funded research: Earth science research funded by Research and Analysis (R&A) and Applied Science
  • Other Data Products
    • Miscellaneous ad hoc requests for new data products (not produced by NASA-funded projects). These requests generally come through the Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC) User Working Groups and support NASA-funded research and data products.

NASA has developed an official declaration of “Data Rights” for those who submit their data to EOSDIS.

For data hosting questions please read Frequently Asked Questions About Adding New Data to EOSDIS.

For other questions related to EOSDIS, please visit the Earthdata FAQ or visit the Earthdata Forum, where you can interact with other users and NASA subject matter experts on a variety of Earth science research and applications topics.

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