The DCD project assists other agencies in the incorporation of NASA Earth observation data into their research efforts. For example, DCD promotes the use of NASA Earth science data within various platforms and assists other agencies with their data needs.
The DCD project improves the discoverability of NASA Earth science data and other curated Earth observation data in trusted catalogs and platforms, such as Data.gov and GeoGlatform.gov.
The DCD project assists agencies with expressed data needs or identified barriers to data use. For example, the team creates an agency needs profile captured via responses to the federal-civil satellite needs survey conducted by the USGEO Satellite Needs Working Group (SNWG). DCD is a resource for these agencies to find and use NASA data.
In 2019, the DCD team successfully launched the Resilience Community website on geoplatform.gov. The Resilience Community is an interactive web portal promoting the geospatial data collection from the climate portion of data.gov.
The DCD team also developed a promotional graphic for the Resilience Community.