Science and Applications

Each of our missions link to NASA’s strategic objectives and the six science focus areas below. The seventh Earth Science goal is: Further the use of Earth system science research to inform decisions and provide benefits to society. In support of this goal, the development, distribution, and archive of ESM project data products complies with NASA’s Earth Science Data Policy via its Earth Science Data and Information Systems (ESDIS) project and other methods to ensure that NASA data are fully and openly available, without restrictions.

Resources and Data

NASA Science

NASA Science

The four elements of NASA’s Earth Science Division (ESD) ― Flight, Research and Analysis (R&A), Applied Sciences (ASP), and the Earth Science Technology Office (ESTO) ― work together from mission concept to conclusion to both enhance existing Earth observations and find new ways to analyze our living planet.

Earth Science Applied Sciences

Earth Science Applied Sciences

The Applied Sciences Program provides funding and support for the partner organizations and research scientists who are using these observations to solve the world’s toughest challenges. From local communities to national governments and from the United States to every region of the world, our collaborative projects have outsized impact.

EOSPSO

EOS Project Science Office

As a major component of the Earth Science Division of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, NASA's EOS Project Science Office (EOSPSO) enables an improved understanding of the Earth as an integrated system. EOSPSO is committed to bringing program information and resources to the Earth science research community and the general public alike.

Scientific Visualization Studio

SVS Earth Science

Resources from NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio (SVS) supports the development of climate data and computer models that leverage observations. These datasets include observations of sea surface height, temperature, and salinity; ocean currents and vector winds; sea ice extent and thickness; glacial topography, motion, and mass change; aerosol and cloud processes that affect Earth’s energy balance; and more.

Explore Earth

Explore Earth

NASA monitors the Earth’s vital signs from land, air and space with a fleet of satellites and ambitious airborne and ground-based observation campaigns.

Climate Resource Center

Climate Resource Center

NASA’s Global Climate Change website hosts an extensive collection of global warming resources for media, educators, weathercasters and public speakers. Browse by topic and by media type, including videos, social media shareables, infographics, quizzes and interactives.

Earth Observatory

Earth Observatory

The Earth Observatory’s mission is to share with the public the images, stories, and discoveries about the environment, Earth systems, and climate that emerge from NASA research, including its satellite missions, in-the-field research, and models.