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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 GOES-R and earth
Geostationary Satellites
Our Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES) provide consistent and reliable monitoring of the entire Western Hemisphere
Browse GOES images and animations
Illustration of JPSS and earth
Polar Satellites
The Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) series of high tech satellites keep an eye on the weather and environment around the world
Orbit low to the earth with JPSS media
Illustration of the JASON-3 satellite and earth
Jason-3 Satellite
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 the DSCOVR satellite launch aboard its rocket
Satellite Launches
Riding rockets from earth's surface, environmental satellites have a spectacular send off
Begin the countdown with Rockets!
Image of Satellites
How Satellites Work (Video)
Watch this two-minute video that explains our geostationary and polar-orbiting satellite coverage over Earth
See satellites on the job
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 SUVI composite 171 angstrom data
Space Weather B-Roll & Image Downloads
Enhance your space weather projects with visualizations from SUVI
Look toward the sun
Illustration of Space Weather Solar Facts infographic
Solar Cycle Infographic English/Spanish
NOAA satellites have instruments to keep watch for solar weather. What are some facts about the solar cycle?
Connect the dots/Conecta los puntos