Monday, January 24, 2022

As detailed in the 12 July 2021 announcement, PO.DAAC has been migrating datasets to the NASA Earthdata Cloud, hosted in Amazon Web Services (AWS). On January 31, 2022 at 17:00 UTC, PO.DAAC will be removing PO.DAAC Drive access to the following datasets. They will be available ONLY through our Earthdata Cloud end-points:

What Users Can Expect on January 31, 2022:

  • Access to the above listed datasets will no longer be available via PO.DAAC Drive as of 17:00 UTC, January 31, 2022.
  • Earthdata Cloud access end-points for the above listed datasets can be found on the respective dataset landing pages under Data Access tab:
    • CMR Virtual Directories provides HTTPS endpoint for data browse and download  
    • Earthdata Search provides search and data access or download capabilities, for both in-cloud and non-cloud workflows.
  • An additional CLOUD DATASETS listing page for cloud enabled datasets is available on the PO.DAAC Web Portal, which offers more tool/service integration
    • The Earthdata Cloud data access end-points are also made available on this listing
  • Users will need to create a free Earthdata Login Account in order to download files or access PO.DAAC data through the Earthdata Cloud
  • Please read/watch the following materials to help you update your workflow and automated scripts in accessing these cloud data: 
  • Data tools and services (such as SOTO by Worldview, HiTIDE, OPeNDAP) are currently being migrated to the cloud. More information will be shared in future announcements.
  • If you require more assistance, you can always contact our helpdesk at


Additional Cloud Resources