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Here at the National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS), we provide secure and timely access to global environmental data and information from satellites and other sources to promote and protect the Nation's security, environment, economy, and quality of life.

How do we do this? This page provides an overview of NESDIS with media that explains our operations and programs.


Illustration of JPSS and earth
The Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) series of high tech satellites keep an eye on the weather and environment around the world.
Browse JPSS images and media
Illustration of GOES-R and earth
Our Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES) provide consistent and reliable monitoring of the entire Western Hemisphere.
Browse GOES images and animations
Rendering of ARGOS-4
Argos enables biologists and scientists around the world to improve their understanding of animal behavior, and the way they adapt to their surrounding environment.
View the instrument
Illustration of the JASON-3 satellite and earth
The Jason-3 satellite is part of the international Ocean Surface Topography Mission in partnership with CNES and EUMETSAT.
Observe the oceans along with Jason
Image of SUVI composite 171 angstrom data
Enhance your space weather projects with visualizations from SUVI.
Look toward the sun
Image at NESDIS
NOAA satellites have instruments to keep watch for solar weather. What are some facts about the solar cycle?
Connect the dots/Conecta los puntos
Illustration of JPSS-1 detecting wildfires
NOAA satellites and information are illustrated here as part of a strong international network.
Get the bigger picture
Image of a drawn satellite
Watch this two-minute video that explains our geostationary and polar-orbiting satellite coverage over Earth.
See satellites on the job
Image of the DSCOVR satellite launch aboard its rocket
Riding rockets from earth's surface, environmental satellites have a spectacular send off.
Begin the countdown with Rockets!