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Mission Statement

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:

This mission intentionally supports and aligns with those of NCAR and its sponsor, the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Collection Scope

GDEX provides persistent data archiving and distribution for data collections from the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) Community Programs (UCP), and projects funded by the NSF Geoscience Directorate.


GDEX was developed at NCAR by the Software Applications and Gateway Engineering (SAGE) team with guidance from the NCAR Data Stewardship Engineering Team (DSET), whose key goal is to promote the openness of NCAR research output.

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