Office of Satellite Data Processing and Distribution, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce

Data Center Description
The NOAA Office of Satellite Data Processing and Distribution
(OSDPD) manages and directs the operation of the central ground
facilities which ingest, process, and distribute environmental
satellite data and derived products to domestic and foreign
users.

Mission Statement:

-The Office of Satellite Data Processing and Distribution
(OSDPD) manages and directs the operation of the central ground
facilities which ingest, process, and distribute environmental
satellite data and derived products to domestic and foreign
users.

-OSDPD serves as the primary operating level interface with
civil sector users of data from operational environmental
satellites.

-OSDPD provides interpretive and consultative services to those
users and is responsible for the transmission of data products
to remote receiving stations.

-OSDPD provides for the collection of environmental data from
remote platforms using NESDIS satellites.

-OSDPD manages the Search and Rescue Satellite Aided Tracking
(SARSAT) System, and is responsible for coordinating and
implementing the United States activities in the international
satellite aided search and rescue program, COSPAS-SARSAT.

-OSDPD assists the Office of the Assistant Administrator in
planning and developing new satellites and ground facilities and
the major modifications to existing facilities within the
central ground facilities and National Weather Service field
stations.

-OSDPD maintains the central ground facilities and makes such
improvements to the equipment and software that are within the
available capabilities and resources.

-OSDPD evaluates the effectiveness of the operational ground
facilities and procedures in terms of the quality and quantity.

-OSDPD assesses the timeliness of the products and services
provided and maintains an inventory of operational products and
services and prepares assessments, recommendations and plans for
the initiation of new products and services.

Website: http://www.osdpd.noaa.gov/

[Summary provided by OSDPD]