ESDS Program

Earth Science Data and Information System (ESDIS) Project

NASA's Earth Science Data and Information System (ESDIS) Project is a part of NASA's Earth Science Projects Division under NASA's Flight Projects Directorate at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.

ESDIS manages the science systems of NASA's Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS). EOSDIS provides science data to a wide community of users for NASA's Science Mission Directorate (SMD).

ESDIS is responsible for:

  • Processing, archiving, and distributing Earth science data (land, ocean, atmosphere, cryosphere, human dimensions, solid earth, sun-earth interactions, and terrestrial hydrosphere 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.
  • 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.

For information on various components within EOSDIS, visit the Science System Description page.

The ESDIS Project Supports
Science System Elements

Distributed Active Archive Centers (DAACs)

Science Investigator-led Processing Systems (SIPS)


Interface Control Documents





Science Data Processing

Archiving and Distribution

Instruments Supported

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