NASA Earthdata Forum Release 3.2.0 is Now Available

The updated Earthdata Forum offers a suite of features to help users get answers to their Earth science data questions.

NASA’s Earthdata Forum has a new look and feel. The Earthdata Forum team has brought all the features users have come to appreciate into the heart of the Forum. This update enhances user interaction with the NASA Earth science community, moderators, and subject matter experts from all 12 of NASA's Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) Distributed Active Archive Centers (DAACs), the Commercial Smallsat Data Acquisition (CSDA) program, the Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) keywords, and other areas.

When users visit the Forum, they now are invited to take a Guided Tour highlighting the Forum's major features (there is also a green Guided Tour button on the top left menu). In addition, an extended Search box allows users to type questions if their search of the Forum's content doesn't yield their desired results.

NASA's Earthdata Forum has a new look and feel. The Forum is a centralized hub for submitting questions about NASA Earth science data, services, and tools and for finding answers on how to discover and use the data.

Additional enhancements include:

  • the condensed filters are now located across the top to give more room for viewing questions and comments
  • the announcements section displays the latest DAAC highlights and training opportunities
  • the announcements section is collapsible to give users more viewing space

Information on the Earthdata Forum is easily and openly searchable; a free Earthdata Login is required to post questions or comments. Logging in also provides additional features for selecting favorite filters if users prefer to follow specific content, expressing thanks for helpful posts, and multiple options for managing users' posts and notifications. Posting questions on the Earthdata Forum related to data access, tools, and services is encouraged for transparency and visibility, and the Earthdata Forum team encourages user contributions to discussions to assist other members of the Earth science user community in resolving concerns.

Forum Resources

Additional information about features of the Forum can be found in the General User Guide located under the Forum's Help menu. The Forum Filter Definitions webpage provides descriptions for project acronyms, tools, and services. Comments about the Earthdata Forum may be directly submitted using the Feedback link in the top right corner of the page.