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ready NASA Global Change Master Directory / CEOS International Directory Network


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The CEOS International Directory Network (IDN), working through NASA's Global Change Master Directory (GCMD), holds more than 32,000 Earth science data set descriptions, which cover subject areas within the Earth and environmental sciences. The project mission is to assist researchers, policy makers, and the public in the discovery of and access to data, related services, and ancillary information (which includes descriptions of instruments and platforms) relevant to global change and Earth science research. The GCMD/IDN is an international effort developed to assist researchers in locating information on available data sets. The directory provides free, online access to information for scientific data worldwide in the Earth sciences: geoscience, hydrosphere, biosphere, satellite remote sensing, and atmospheric sciences. Sometimes referred to as the CEOS IDN Master Directory, it describes data held by university departments, government agencies, international government agencies, and associated organizations. Both GCMD and IDN are used to refer to this repository in help pages and other websites, and therefore both are represented here.


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Created in 1987

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How to cite this record GCMD/IDN; NASA Global Change Master Directory / CEOS International Directory Network; DOI:; Last edited: June 16, 2021, 9:47 a.m.; Last accessed: Jul 31 2021 2:17 p.m.

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Record added: April 18, 2017, 9:39 a.m.
Record updated: June 16, 2021, 9:46 a.m. by The FAIRsharing Team.

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