EODS Service Manager: Tom Feehan
The Earth Observation Data Services (EODS) is a national service that provides Earth Observation data to Programs in the Earth Sciences Sector (ESS) of NRCan, the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) and Other Government Departments (OGDs), as well as to the Private Sector and other users.
EODS's data reception, dissemination and archive access services are currently provided through CCRS's two satellite stations at Prince Albert and Gatineau, utilizing state-of-the-art Earth Observation archiving, processing and dissemination systems. The Satellite Acquisition Services (SAS) group at the Canada Centre for Remote Sensing (CCRS) in Ottawa provides the client interface for services to Government of Canada programs and to external clients.
The ground segment infrastructure of EODS is capable of directly receiving data of the North American territory. Global data can also be received from satellites equipped with on-board recorders such as with RADARSAT. The ground stations receive Earth Observation data from several satellite sensors and maintain archives dating back to 1972. Data are made available to support near-real-time applications such as natural hazards, ice monitoring, coastal surveillance and also non-real-time applications including Climate Change, Sustainable Development, including forestry land use management.
- Earth Observation data in support of Canadian public good as well as private sector requirements;
- Generation of Metadata for the Earth Observation data Catalogue, enabling discovery and access to National EO data archive;
- Data distribution licensing;
- Knowledge transfer to industry.
- Canadian public and private sectors have easy, reliable access to new and archived Canadian and international Earth Observation data, creating value-added products and services, enabling improved policy and decision-making.