CEOS Development Environment


There is a growing imperative to better marshal available Earth observations of different types in support of ocean science and marine resource management applications for societal benefit.  There is also a related need to develop data infrastructures and services providing improved access to diverse observations for the oceans that are proliferating rapidly in extent and type so as to promote their more integrated and efficient usage.  The CEOS Ocean Variables Enabling Research and Applications for GEO (COVERAGE) initiative is a NASA-led research and development project and cross-cutting, collaborative effort within CEOS that aims to address these key challenges.  In so doing, it aspires to help more fully realize the potential of satellite remote sensing data among prospective, new data user communities which have a need for such products. Learn more on the COVERAGE website