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ORNL DAAC Partners

ORNL DAAC regularly partners with other DAACs on EOSDIS activities. In addition to the core EOSDIS partnership function, ORNL DAAC also partners with the following organizations.


The Earth Science Data System Working Groups (ESDSWG) is a NASA organization that focuses on the exploration and development of recommendations derived from pertinent community insights of NASA's heterogeneous and distributed Earth science data systems.

ORNL DAAC staff participate in ESDSWG Working Groups.

ABoVE Working Groups

The Artic Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE) Working Groups define standards of data management, services, models, variables, and products for ABoVE.

ORNL DAAC staff participate in the Core Variables & Standards and the Geospatial Products & Standards ABoVE Working Groups.


The Federation of Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP Federation ) is a networked community that brings together science, data and information technology practitioners.

ORNL DAAC is a long-term member of the ESIP federation and is a member of many of the working groups.


The International Council for Science World Data System (ICSU / WDS ) promotes stewardship and access to data and data services across a range of science disciplines.

ORNL DAAC is a member of the World Data System.

Data Centers at ORNL

Staff from the Climate Change Science Institute (CCSI) work on a number of data centers in addition to the ORNL DAAC.


The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Archive (ARM Archive) provides observations to improve our understanding of clouds and aerosols.

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The Next-Generation Ecosystem Experiments (NGEE-A) improve climate model predictions through advanced understanding of coupled processes in Arctic terrestrial ecosystems.



The Spruce and Peatland Responses Under Climatic and Environmental Change (SPRUCE) experiment assesses the response of northern peatland ecosystems to increases in temperature and exposures to elevated atmospheric CO2 concentrations.


USGS' Core Science Analytics, Synthesis, and Libraries (USGS CSAS ) synthesize and deliver Earth system data and information.

ORNL DAAC collaborates with USGS CSAS to build metadata editors and data discovery tools.


DataONE provides access to multiple heterogeneous information collections through a centralized metadata registry and a distributed cyberinfrastucture.

ORNL DAAC is a member node within the DataONE network.