NASA/Science Office of Standards and Technology (NOST) Home Page

The NASA/Science Office of Standards and Technology (NOST) was established to foster the evolution and adoption of data systems standards for advancing the communication of scientific knowledge about Earth, the solar system, and our universe. More specifically, NOST's mission is to facilitate the recognition and use of standards to reduce the cost/benefit ratios in the exchange and management of scientific data among NASA entities and the scientific communities they serve.

The NOST strategy is to play a coordinating role in helping the science disciplines identify new standards requirements. NOST participates in partnerships with them, other agencies, and industry on facilitatin the adoption of leading-edge technologies with national or international visibility that can be tailored to meet NASA science information management and exchange requirements, and it assists in the process of moving these technologies toward standards with commercial support.

The NOST is located at the National Space Science Data Center (NSSDC) at Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) in Greenbelt, MD.

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Author: John Garrett ( +1.301.286.3575
and Don Sawyer Curator: John Garrett ( +1.301.286.3575
NASA Official: Code 690.1 / Jim Thieman ( +1.301.286.2748
Last Revised: 2006-09-20, John Garrett