Redesigning NASA Earthdata to Become Powered by EOSDIS Components 

Friday, 19 December 2014
Ross Bagwell1, Jeff Siarto1, Min Minnie Wong2, Kevin J Murphy1 and Brett Dean McLaughlin1, (1)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (2)Columbus Technologies and Services Greenbelt, Greenbelt, MD, United States
Two years ago, NASA’s Earth Science Data and Information Systems (ESDIS) Project launched the Earthdata website (https://earthdata.nasa.gov) in order to make Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) data, data products, data tools, and services available to a broad range of user communities across Earth science disciplines to foster collaboration and learning amongst the communities.

Earthdata is being redesigned to be the one-stop shop in providing Earth science data, services, and information to the Earth science community. The goal is to move from the current static, manually-intensive content format to a dynamic, data-driven website in order to provide a more flexible and usable design website infrastructure that leverages EOSDIS components such as the User Registration System (URS), the Common Metadata Repository (CMR) and the Global Imagery Browse Services (GIBS). This will reorganize information content to make the website easier to use and to make easily accessible the high-value Earth science content throughout the site.

The website will also easily accept and incorporate upcoming new projects such as the Earthdata Search Client and the Sea Level Change Portal.