NASA Data Resources

Getting Started with NASA Earth Science Data Resources

For more than 30 years, NASA’s Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) has provided free and open long-term measurements of our dynamic planet. The thousands of unique data products in the EOSDIS collection advance our understanding of Earth’s interrelated systems. These data come from the International Space Station, satellites, airborne campaigns, field campaigns, in situ instruments and model outputs. EOSDIS supports NASA’s Earth science program by processing, storing and distributing these data to a global user community for interdisciplinary use.

New and ongoing NASA missions will add significant amounts of Earth science data into EOSDIS each year that will continue to be available for free – providing an invaluable resource for scientific discovery. The Earthdata website provides comprehensive information about NASA’s Earth Science Data Systems (ESDS) program, and EOSDIS data, information, services and tools.