Earth Science Data and Information System (ESDIS) Project

Project Description
Mission Statement
The Earth Science Data and Information System (ESDIS) Project is responsible for providing scientific and other users access to data from NASA's Earth science missions:

* The ESDIS Project provides access to data through the development and operation of the science systems of the Earth Observing System (EOS) Data and Information System (EOSDIS)
* Data products from EOS and other NASA Earth science missions are stored at several data centers to support interactive and interoperable retrieval and distribution of data products
* For the design, development, integration, testing, and operation of the science systems, the ESDIS Project provides:
o Project management
o Systems engineering
o Technical direction
* To evolve the capabilities of EOSDIS to support changing user requirements, the ESDIS Project coordinates development of scientific, discipline-unique functions at the data centers
* The ESDIS Project is part of the Earth Science Projects Division, the designated Earth science program management office for flight, ground, and science performed at the GSFC
* The ESDIS Project supports the Earth Science Division at NASA Headquarters in representing NASA in interagency and international working groups:
o To develop standards for science information exchange
o To develop interoperability functions with other data centers

Summary provided by http://www.esdis.eosdis.nasa.gov/about/mission.html