Products and Services

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Chair: Soren Scott



Per Section V.2.1 of the ESIP Federation Bylaws, the Standing Committee for Earth Science Products and Services carries out the following:

  • encourages the development, use and improvement of best science practices to ensure the quality, usability, and breadth of data and resultant information, products, and services;
  • provides a Federation-wide forum for defining, developing and evaluating requirements for Federation Earth science products; and
  • provides a Federation-wide forum for defining, developing and evaluating requirements for product services and user services.

Products and Services carries out this mission by soliciting for and supporting projects through the ESIP Testbed and also through the FUNding Friday mechanism.

2016 Work Plan

Monthly Teleconference

The Products and Services group has a regular monthly telecon (currently) on 3rd Tuesday of every month at 2 pm EST.

The telecon call-in information for these meetings are below:

Dial: 1-877-668-4493
Access Code: 23133897 #

Committee E-mail List

Yearly Highlights

2015 P&S highlights, slide 18 on State of the Federation, Winter Meeting 2016, presentation
2014 P&S highlights, slide 12 on ESIP 202 presentation
2013 highlights/report given at the 2014 Winter ESIP Federation Meeting

Meeting & Telecon Minutes:

Please see the P&S Telecon Minutes page.


Please see the Testbed wiki page or ESIP Testbed Site for latest info.

The purpose of the Products and Services Testbed is to provide an environment where innovations in prototype standards, services, protocols, and best practices can be explored and evaluated. The testbed serves as a forum for innovative collaboration across all sectors of the Federation to improve availability and access to our member products and services for mutual benefit.

Projects deployed in the Testbed are proposed through response to the Testbed RFP or FUNding Friday activities. Testbed project proposals are reviewed by the Testbed Configuration Board.

Topics of Interest

Testbed Projects & RFP
Documentation, Lifecycle, and ESIP Utilization of Testbed Projects
FUNding Friday - see FUNding Friday Projects
Metadata for data quality, services, and provenance
Peer-reviewed datasets
Permanent dataset names, parameter names, registries, and identifiers
Client access to catalogs
Service quality
Data Quality
Avoiding Duplicate Metadata Records
Federation Inventory

Metadata Resources & Data Standards

Metadata Clearinghouses for ESIP Products and Services

GCMD ESIP Data Portal
GCMD ESIP Data Services Portal

Metadata Standards

ECHO Data Model