Lessons Learned from the EOSDIS Engineering Experience

  • Evelyn Nakamura
Part of the Remote Sensing and Digital Image Processing book series (RDIP, volume 11)


The EOSDIS Core System (ECS) began as NASA’s vision for a geographically distributed system to support the operation and management of satellite-derived earth observations, and facilitate interdisciplinary scientific research of the Earth System and the interaction among its components (Settle 1995). The ECS serves as a major component in support of the EOS mission to process, archive, and distribute data.


Data Migration Customer Participation Requirement Development Interdisciplinary Scientific Research System Upgrade 
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  4. Settle M (1995) Project Development History for the ECS Project. Document Number 218-CD-001–001, CDRL Item 038.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Raytheon Information SolutionsRiverdaleUSA

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