Press Release

NASA Awards Distributed Active Archive Center Contract

By SpaceRef Editor
August 4, 2008
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WASHINGTON – NASA has selected Columbia University, New York, for the management and operations of the Earth Observing System Data and Information System Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center Distributed Active Archive Center. The total estimated cost of the contract is $20,412,996 over the five-year period of performance.

NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center Earth Science Data and Information System project is responsible for providing scientific and other users access to data from NASA’s Earth science program. The project provides access to data through the development and operation of the Earth Observing System Data and Information System.

The Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center Distributed Active Archive Center provides high-level products and services for policy formulation and decision making that combines Earth science and socioeconomic data. The center facilitates the exchange of data and information between NASA’s satellite remote-sensing instruments and socioeconomic dataset distributors such as the U.S. Census Bureau. This is a follow-on contract with Columbia University for the continued operations of the center.

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SpaceRef staff editor.