Long Term Archive
SRTM is a joint NASA-NGA partnership. USGS EROS Data Center (EDC) distributes and archives SRTM data for NASA in accordance with policy guidelines set forth by NASA-NGA Memorandum of Understanding (October, 2003). See http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/srtm/mou.html
Accordingly, NASA is now also processing mission data for research purposes in response to requests from NASA principal investigators and other qualified scientists. Under the terms of the new agreement, researchers submit their requests for international topography data to Dr. Michael Kobrick NASA/JPL. See http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/srtm/cbanddataproducts.html
The requests are reviewed by NASA and NGA, and the data may be released either for limited use by the approved researchers or for broad public access. Decisions on how data will be released will be made on a case-by-case basis.