In an interactive new exhibit at the NASA Headquarters in Washington, visitors are invited to see Earth as NASA sees it from space. For six decades, NASA satellites, sensors, and scientists have collected data on Earth’s land, water, air, and climate. At the Earth Information Center, the public can glimpse what this data has taught us about sea level rise, air quality, wildfires, greenhouse gases, ice cover, and agriculture.
For more than 50 years, NASA satellites have provided open-source and publicly available data on Earth’s land, water, temperature, weather, and climate.
To improve access to this key information, NASA Administrator Bill Nelson announced a concept for the Earth Information Center in October 2021, and released the first concept in September 2022, which will allow users to see how our planet is changing and provide easy-to-use information and resources that support decision makers in developing the tools they need to mitigate, adapt and respond to climate change.
With resources at NASA centers from coast to coast, and in close coordination with other government agencies, industry partners and community groups and members, the Earth Information Center will deliver critical data directly into the hands of people in ways and forms that they can immediately use.
The center will provide a whole Earth view down to local information to visualize our changing planet – from temperatures in our cities to sea level rise, greenhouse gas emissions to agricultural productivity. This center will showcase large, awe-inspiring visualizations, as well as interactive media, stories, and narratives to inspire action.