Getting access to third party data is really helpful, but users will probably want to work with it before downloading it. In some cases users will be able to do everything they want on G.E.M.S, in others users may want to simply explore data before downloading with Globus.
In either case, G.E.M.S provides the ability for users to have an isolated compute environment as a Docker container with a personal workspace. Users that prefer Scala or Python G.E.M.S can use Jupyter notebooks, users preferring R can also use either Jupyter or R Studio, or users that have UIs that are compatible with Linux can use the remote desktop environment. All of these environments have been built with common GIS libraries such as GDAL and GRASS included.