New Missions

The Earth Science Data System (ESDS) Program has been serving the community for well over 20 years. However, there are some gaps in communication and understanding between ESDS and other ESD activities. A more rigorous, detailed, and structured process is being developed to make interacting with data systems simpler, friendlier, and easier.

Communication and interaction requirements depend on the types of activities (Directed or Community) as well as the data sources. Four types of data sources are defined below as a step toward “fixing” these communication gaps.

Data Sources Continuum

Data Sources Continuum

Data Sources

Type

Source

Description

Directed

Flight and Systematic Measurements

a. Flight (e.g., ESM, ESSP)

b. Systematic Measurements (e.g., SNPP)

c. Model Data Programs (e.g., MERRA-2, GDDP)

a. Follow project management per NPRs 7120.5 and 7120.8, or
b. Provide Systematic Measurements from international and interagency observations
c. Long-term modeling data

Community

NASA-Funded Community Product Generation Programs (e.g., MEaSUREs)

Selected through Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) calls.

Extensive product generation.

NASA-Funded R&A and Applied Science Products (e.g., field campaigns, research products, experimental sensors)

Selected through ROSES calls.

Some product generation.

Community Requests for NASA to Host Products (e.g., DAAC UWG requests)

Ad-hoc requests for archiving and distribution

Data Stewardship

Type

Source

Creation

Distribution

Directed

Flight and Systematic Measurements

a. Flight

b. Systematic Measurements

c. Model Data Programs

Science Investigator-lead Processing Systems (SIPS), Science Data Systems (SDS), Principal Investigators (PIs)

HQ Assigned Distributed Active Archive Center(s) (DAACs)

Community

NASA-Funded Community Product Generation Programs

PIs

HQ Assigned DAACs

NASA-Funded R&A and Applied Science Products

PIs

HQ Assigned DAACs (when NASA assumes long-term responsibility)

Community Requests for NASA to Host Products (e.g., DAAC UWG requests)

PIs

DAACs (when NASA assumes long-term responsibility)

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Last Updated: Feb 21, 2017 at 2:54 PM EST

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