Earth Science

How is Earth changing?
How will our planet change in the future?
What is causing Earth’s changes?
How can we meet the challenges of global change?


NASA’s Earth science program strives to understand the Earth system, including its response to change, and to improve predictions of climate, weather, and natural hazards.

Earth Science Education and Public Outreach

Earth science education and public outreach programs pair the expertise of researchers and communicators to bring clarity to the complex and dynamic system we call Earth. Of all the worlds NASA has explored, Earth is the only one we know of that is capable of sustaining life. Helping the leaders of today and the decision-makers of tomorrow understand how the Earth system works and changes is vital for the responsible stewardship of our planet now and into the future.



Earth Science E/PO Projects and Programs




Acknowledgements: Data cited for individual mission and grant programs described on this website were originally provided via the NASA Science Mission Directorate (SMD) Education and Public Outreach (E/PO) Community Workspace (