From the ESIP Federation Bylaws:
Section 2 – Standing Committee for Earth Science Products and Services
V.2.1 The ESIP Federation shall include a Standing Committee on Earth Science Products and Services. Its roles are:
a. To encourage the development, use and improvement of best science practices to ensure the quality, usability, and breadth of data and resultant information, products, and services;
b. To provide a Federation-wide forum for defining, developing and evaluating requirements for Federation Earth science products; and
c. To provide a Federation-wide forum for defining, developing and evaluating requirements for product services and user services.
The Chair of Products and Services Committee (P&S) serves on the ESIP Federation Executive Committee. In addition, the Chair calls committee meetings at regular intervals to conduct committee business. The Chair of P&S does not have to be a Voting Representative to the ESIP Federation Assembly. The chair of P&S typically spends 1-2 hours/month on committee business.