Earthdata Search Overview


Earthdata Search ( is a modern web application allowing users to search, discover, visualize, refine, and access NASA Earth Observation data using ESDIS’ wide array of service offerings. It's goal is to ease the technical burden on data users by providing a high-quality application that makes it simple to interact with NASA Earth observation data, freeing them to spend more effort on innovative endeavors.  It also provides a way for EOSDIS to showcase its service offerings, including CMR and GIBS.

By nature of interfacing with the CMR, Earthdata Search has access to all of the EOSDIS earth science data along with the international holdings previously only available through the Global Change Management Directory system. 

System Architecture