The Siberian Earth System Science Cluster established at the Department of Earth Observation at the Friedrich-Schiller University Jena (Germany) is a spatial data infrastructure to facilitate Earth System Science in Siberia.

Products provided cover parts of Siberia and have been created by several research projects. Further some products are derived from NASA MODIS sensor. The main objective of SIB-ESS-C concerning data provision is to integrate automatic running process chains to provide up-to-date Earth Observation products.

The study region comprises a number of ecosystems in northern Eurasia ranging from the tundra, the boreal and temperate forests, mountainous areas and grasslands. The region is believed to play a critical role in global climate change and has been also defined as one of IGBP's Boreal transects representing a strong climate change hot spot in Northern Eurasia.

The Siberian Earth System Science Cluster is being funded by the Friedrich-Schiller University Jena (Germany) for the period commencing January 2006 until April 2015.