This is one of eight NASA Science Mission Directorate (SMD) DAACs that provide Earth science data, information, and services to research scientists, applications scientists, applications users, and students.
The National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), Colorado, is a part of the US Department of Commerce (USDOC), National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service (NESDIS).
The WDC for Geoinformatics and Sustainable Development aims at a transition from existing stand-alone WDCs and individual Services to a common globally interoperable distributed data system, that incorporates emerging technologies and new scientific data activities.
The Manzanita Image Project is a Web resource of images of plants, animals, fungi, landscapes & habitats, and people & culture from the California Academy of Sciences Library. Use of Manzanita Project images is easy and free for personal, educational, or non-profit use.