NOAA National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS)
1335 East-West Highway, SSMC1, 8th Floor
Silver Spring, MD 20910
tel: +1 301-713-3578
fax: +1 301-713-1249
About the National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service
The National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) is dedicated to providing timely access to global environmental data from satellites and other sources to promote, protect and enhance the Nation's economy, security, environment and quality of life. To fulfill its responsibilities, NESDIS—informally known as the NOAA Satellite and Information Service—acquires and manages the Nation's operational environmental satellites, operates the NOAA National Data Centers, provides data and information services including Earth system monitoring, performs official assessments of the environment, and conducts related research.
NESDIS environmental satellite observations provide important contributions to U.S. national security by providing military users with real-time and near-real-time observations for their aircraft, ships, ground forces and facilities worldwide.
NESDIS also contributes to the national economy by providing environmental data that support resource management of energy, water, global food supplies and other economic and environmental resources.