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Education and Outreach at the NASA GES DISC

Home page for information about educational resources and outreach activities of the NASA Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center

The NASA Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC) provides a broad variety of data to scientists around the world.    In addition to the data, the GES DISC has created several different tools that enable data users to categorize, view, order, visualize, and analyze the large volume of data it holds.    The primary mission of the GES DISC is to provide data to researchers, and via the expertise of the GES DISC staff, to facilitate Earth system science investigations.
The data and tools at the GES DISC also provide multiple ways in which teachers and students can gain insight into the interconnected spheres of Earth’s environment – the atmosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere, biosphere, and geosphere.    Many GES DISC projects and Web resources can be useful in both formal and informal education.  
Furthermore, the GES DISC and its partners have created different informational sources conveying the vital importance of data from NASA Earth observing satellites for the understanding of the Earth system and to investigate and prognosticate the influence of humankind on Earth’s environment, weather, and climate.

Data for Education



GES DIRECTS  (GES DISC Resources for Education & Career Training for Scientists) – in preparation


Current Education and Outreach Activities


 At the GES DISC:


Multimedia and Social Media:

NASA GES DISC on Twitter

NASA Giovanni on Twitter

NASA GES DISC YouTube Channel



Aerosol Dust Workshops

Applied Remote Sensing Training - Air Quality (ARSET)

Earth System Science Educational Alliance:  NASA Global Climate Change Education Modules

International Ocean Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG) Handbook of Satellite Remote Sensing Image Interpretation: Applications for Marine Living Resources Conservation and Management

Eyes in the Sky II:

Nitrates and Phosphates and Algae, Oh My!

Exploiting the Capabilities of NASA's Giovanni System for Oceanographic Education (PDF)



Heritage Education and Outreach Links: 




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