The Geoscience Data Exchange (GDEX) mission is to provide public access to data and other digital research assets related to the Earth and its atmosphere, oceans, and space environment. GDEX fulfills federal and scientific publication requirements for open data access by:
Providing long-term curation and stewardship of research assets;
Enabling scientific transparency and traceability of research findings in digital formats;
Complementing existing NCAR community data management and archiving capabilities;
Facilitating openness and accessibility for the public to leverage the research assets and thereby benefit from NCAR's historical and ongoing scientific research.
This mission intentionally supports and aligns with those of NCAR and its sponsor, the National Science Foundation (NSF).