Mission: The organization's purpose is to support programs that establish and continuously improve science-based end-to-end information systems and to support earth science research and user communities.
Programs: The organization provided management and development services for the federation of earth science information partners, an unincorporated alliance of government, university, nonprofit and business entities, whose goal is to make earth science broadly available to professional users and the general public. Also, the organization sponsored and facilitated programs of the federation consistent with the foundation's exempt purpose. These programs had the general goal of improving science- based information systems. They included generating and funding new information resources, providing a website for federation e-commerce, organizing professional conferences on earth sciences, and working with federation committees to develop and implement other program interests.