The Coalition for Publishing Data in the Earth and Space Sciences (COPDESS) connects Earth and space science publishers and data facilities to help translate the aspirations of open, available, and useful data from policy into practice.  COPDESS has developed a statement of commitment, now signed by most leading publishers and repositories, and provides a directory of repositories for publishers and recommended best practices around data and identifiers.


COPDESS provides an organizational framework for Earth and space science publishers and data facilities to jointly develop, implement, and promote common policies and procedures for the publication and citation of data across Earth Science journals.

The launch of COPDESS was announced on 15 January 2015 and included a joint Statement of Commitment signed by key publishers and repositories. The launch was announced in an article in Eos here.

Since 2018, COPDESS has been a Collaboration Area in ESIP.

For further information about COPDESS, please contact:

  • Kerstin Lehnert, Director Interdisciplinary Earth Data Alliance, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University,
  • Brooks Hanson, Executive Vice President, Science, American Geophysical Union,