COMPUTING, DATA AND SOFTWARE (CDS) FACILITY
services to advance earth science, responding to researchers' needs with
integrity and passion.
The Computing, Data and Software (CDS) Facility is responsible for the development and stewardship of EOL’s computing infrastructure, data services, collaborative tools and software systems, guided by and in service of our community. CDS fosters scientific research through simple and timely community access to all data collected by EOL observing facilities and the software tools used for data access. CDS provides real-time data access and comprehensive field catalogs, develops and maintains data management tools and communications infrastructure to facilitate global participation in field experiments, and manages the EOL data archives and fulfills data orders for all EOL platforms as well as data from other groups and agencies. CDS develops and maintains state-of-the-art software systems that connect observing platform datastreams to scientific research for integration, analysis, assimilation and validation with data from other platforms, models and scientific disciplines.