ESDS Policies

Data and Information Policy

NASA's Earth Science Data Systems (ESDS) Program was established to use the advanced technology of NASA to understand and protect our home planet by using our view from space to study the Earth system and improve prediction of Earth system change. To meet this challenge, NASA promotes the full and open sharing of all data with the research and applications communities, private industry, academia, and the general public. The greater the availability of the data, the more quickly and effectively the user communities can utilize the information to address basic Earth science questions and provide the basis for developing innovative practical applications to benefit the general public.

Read the full ESDS Data and Information Policy.

Open Source Policy

ESDS supports the development of software and tools that add value to our collection of Earth science data products, observations and models. NASA seeks to further enable our user communities by ensuring that the code for these software and tools is made freely available through open source licensing. NASA’s ESDS open source policy makes it possible for our in-house and externally-funded collaborators to provide this code to those wishing to further exploit its capabilities.

Read the full ESDS Open Source Policy.

Last Updated: Feb 15, 2019 at 1:24 PM EST