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NASA funds HDF group for data standards service and support

From HPCwire: The HDF Group (headed by my pal Mike Folk…hi, Mike!) has received an investment of over $3M for the development of earth science data standards

The HDF Group has received a 3-year contract from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to provide ongoing development and support for the HDF technologies used by NASA’s Earth Observing System (EOS). The contract, valued at $3,083,000, continues the relationship that was first established in 1994, when HDF was selected as the standard format for the EOS Data and Information System (EOSDIS). Since that time, over 4 petabytes of mission data and derived data products have been stored in HDF4 and HDF5, with an estimated 1.6 million users. The contract will be announced at the upcoming 12th HDF & HDF-EOS Workshop.

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