User Accessing Data

New EUMETSAT Data Access Client now available

 

User Accessing Data
User Accessing Data

To make it easier for our users to interact with EUMETSAT’s Data Access services, we have released a new tool that facilitates programmatic access to the Data Store and Data Tailor.

Last Updated

16 February 2022

Published on

16 February 2022

The EUMETSAT Data Access API Client simplifies the way users can discover, search, download, and customise data contained in the Data Store. Instead of writing lengthy code to download a particular product type for a specific time range the user can do this with one, or a few, simple commands, invoking the client.

Two types of Data Access Client are available:

  1. Python library — comes packed with methods and tips for using EUMETSAT's APIs and services. Just 'import eumdac' and begin coding.
  2. Command-line executable — allows users with little, or no, computing background to access the Data Store functionality of data discovery, download and subscription.

First phase releases

Python library

  • Browsing, searching and downloading data through Data Store APIs.
  • Tailoring and processing data through Data Tailor API.
  • Subscribing to notifications through Subscription API.

Command-line interface

  • Browsing, searching and downloading data through Data Store APIs.
  • Subscribing to notifications through Subscription API.

The client is already available in the EUMETLab public repository: https://gitlab.eumetsat.int/eumetlab/data-services/eumdac

All information on installation, usage, and training material (including updated Jupyter Notebooks) can be found in the knowledge base: https://eumetsatspace.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/EUMDAC

More functionality is planned for future releases.

The next major release will include full Data Tailor support for both the Python library and the command-line interface. The release of this version is planned for the 2nd quarter of 2022.

For more information contact our User Service Helpdesk.