Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union

NASA delays EOSDIS

Authors

  • Lynn Teo Simarski


Abstract

While NASA's Earth Observing System has an ambitious, even visionary quality, its data system—EOSDIS—seems more often than not cloaked in an air of unreality. “Does anybody really know what the system is?” asked one scientist close to the project. Undoubtedly, a major reason for this impression has been the drawn-out, 2-year deliberation over a contractor for the $3 billion data system—a decision that has just been put off again.

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