The CEOS WGISS Integrated Catalog (CWIC) is being developed by the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS) Working Group on Information System and Services (WGISS) to provide a framework that allows for easier search and access of Earth Observation data via partnering of CEOS agency data systems. For these partnering agencies, CWIC provides a single point of search and access. CWIC is envisioned to be a community catalog for satellite data that will implement the CEOS data systems harmonization results and provide
CWIC Start is a prototype web-based client to CWIC that links rich dataset metadata from the GCMD to the data holdings accessible from CWIC allowing users to discover data in an intuitive manner. CWIC Start has been developed by NASA's ECHO team, utilizing techniques and experience gained in producing NASA's state of the art Earth Science discovery tool, Reverb.