NASA awards contract to University of Colorado for Earth science data archive center

NASA has announced it has awarded a USD 50m cost-no-fee contract to the University of Colorado Boulder to manage and operate the agency´s Earth Observing System Data and Information System Snow and Ice Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC),the agency said.

Work under the contract begins August 1 with a one-year base period, followed by three one-year options and a 10-month option.

This contract will provide user services, product generation, data and information management, archive and distribution, and related science support activities, all to be provided through the University of Colorado National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC). The work will be performed primarily at NSIDC.

NASA uses the vantage point of space to understand and explore Earth. NASA´s observations of Earth´s complex natural environment are critical to understanding how Earth´s natural resources and climate are changing now and could change in the future.