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The mission of the Scientific Visualization Studio is to facilitate scientific inquiry and outreach within NASA programs through visualization. To that end, the SVS works closely with scientists in the creation of visualization products, systems, and processes in order to promote a greater understanding of Earth and Space Science research activities at Goddard Space Flight Center and within the NASA research community.

The work of the SVS is organized into several large projects supporting particular NASA programs and missions. We are always interested in consulting with anyone who might need our expertise, products, or facilities in order to further their mission.

See our Projects page for a description of our current activities.



The Scientific Visualization Studio is composed of visualizers from both the physical and computer sciences. This creative team includes people interested in creating animations and imagery from data, people interested in assembling end-to-end visualization systems, and people interested in visualization tools supporting scientific inquiry. The strength of the SVS comes from the synergy of having personnel involved in such a diversity of projects who can technically contribute to the solution of problems as they arise.

See our Staff Directory page for a listing of our current personnel, their backgrounds, and contact information.



The Scientific Visualization Studio is in the Earth and Space Data and Computing Division, part of the Earth Sciences Directorate at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD. The SVS is co-located with the NASA Center for Computational Sciences (NCCS), from which it gets facility and system administration support.

The work of the SVS is primarily performed on a tightly coupled group of Linux and SGI workstations of various sizes, augmented by a group of Apple Macintosh systems for image and video editing. Video creation and digitization is performed on a dedicated video distribution infrastructure comprised of various tape, encoder, and display systems.

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