ESDIS Standards Office (ESO)

The ESDIS Standards Office (ESO) assists the ESDIS Project in formulating standards policy for NASA Earth Science Data Systems (ESDS), coordinates standards activities within ESDIS, and provides technical expertise and assistance to standards related tasks within the NASA Earth Science Data System Working Groups (ESDSWG).

ESO maintains a list of standards approved for use in NASA Earth Science Data Systems, as well as related technical information and useful ESDS references.

ESO leads the ESDIS Standards Interest Group (SIG) to maintain broad communications among stakeholders about ESDIS standards activities. ESO hosts regular telecons of the SIG to exchange information, to provide standards coordination, and identify emerging standards that may be useful in NASA ESDS.

Telecon minutes and other SIG documents are maintained in the SIG section of the Earthdata Wiki. For access to the wiki, contact Earthdata support. To join the SIG mailing list, please contact eso-staff @

ESO will lead the formation of working groups that are responsible for reviewing candidate standards and technical notes that may be brought forward by ESDSWG, ESDIS, or others in the NASA Earth science community. The ESO will recruit members for the review groups from ESDSWG membership and also from the broader NASA Earth science community as appropriate.

Related Links:

  • Standards Process: An overview of the two-phase process for identification of appropriate standards and subsequent adoption for use in NASA Earth science data systems.
  • Standards: A listing and description standards approved for use in NASA Earth science data systems, including data formats, metadata formats, and discovery and access technologies.
  • ESDIS Standards Office (ESO) collaboration area: The collaboration area for the Standards Interest Group, Standards Process Review Working Group and other technical working groups.
  • ESO-CMR Reviews

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