Global Change Master Directory Governance
The GCMD's primary responsibility is to maintain a complete catalog of all NASA's Earth science data sets and services. The project also serves as one of NASA's contributions to the international Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS), through which it is known as the CEOS International Directory Network (IDN). Other U.S. government and international organizations interested in maintaining metadata in the directory are welcome to use the directory and its capabilities to create and maintain their metadata, subject to agreeing with the GCMD Governance document. Given the universal nature of the directory, strong governance of the project is necessary to maintain the high quality of the project.
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