Naiad is a system initially designed by CERSAT and implemented with the support of Diateam to search, visualize and extract relevant data from massive archives. Its development was supported by external partners such as ESA and EUMETSAT, and it is now an OpenSource framework, developed jointly by CERSAT and JPL/PO.DAAC.


Naiad system is a powerful and open framework for the search and discovery within massive multi-mission satellite data archives. It is intended to be used as a data portal in the frame of projects such as Ocean & Sea-Ice SAF, of GMES/MyOcean and many other contexts. It provides unique features such as multi-criteria (time and location, but also more advanced criteria) and content-oriented data queries, sub-setting, re-gridding, visualization and automatic generation and dissemination of customized products directly to users and it is based on existing standards for data exchange (OpenDAP). It greatly facilitates, through advanced thematic indexing of the data content (and not only shape or coverage) the search and extraction of swath data and the implementation of advanced data mining applications.

  • To access to a more complete overview of the Naiad portal and to use its services, go to Naiad website.
  • the JPL/PO.DAAC instance of Naiad gives similar access to PODAAC products