EUMETSAT Data Store

The pilot EUMETSAT Data Store provides access to all EUMETSAT data through an online web interface, and through a suite of APIs, incorporating data tailoring capability.

Data Store screenshot

The EUMETSAT Data Store (coming soon) provides users with a single point of access to a growing catalogue of EUMETSATs meteorological, climate and ocean data. Eventually, it will offer the full data catalogue, including near-real time and historic data and climate data records.

Access to the store will be possible through a web user interface, and through a series of application programming interfaces (APIs). Products identified in the store can be combined with the functionality provided by the Data Tailor API, allowing for product customisation. The Data Store will allow users immediate access to the data, reducing delays. The Product Navigator will stay up to date with the latest data sets that are available for download.

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Figure 2: EUMETSAT Data Store schematic
 

How to access the EUMETSAT Data Store

The EUMETSAT data store interface will soon be available online. As well as the web interface pictured in Figure 1 (top right, click to expand), you will also be able to access the EUMETSAT Data Store using four different APIs that will support download using command line and Python options, the ability to search products based on collections and filter based on date, your region of interest, timeliness, and coverage. There will also be a subscription API that will notify you of new product availability. Training material, in the form of Jupyter Notebooks, will be available to help you learn about the EUMETSAT Data Store functionality.

What data will be supported?

In the pilot phase, the EUMETSAT Data Store will include products from Metop and MSG and some downstream products from the Satellite Application Facilities (SAFs). The catalogue will include radiometry (AVHRR), interferometry (IASI global data and combined sounding products), and scatterometry products. Downstream products including level-2 AVHRR SST, and ASCAT winds produced by the Ocean and Sea Ice SAF will also be provided in the pilot phase. Future releases will see more and more collections added to the EUMETSAT Data Store, including Copernicus data from Sentinel-3, further SAF products, and eventually the full EUMETSAT product catalogue.

What if my data isn't available via the EUMETSAT Data Store?

More data collections will be added to the EUMETSAT Data Store in future releases. In the meantime, you will still be able to access data through the current suite of services we provide. You can provide feedback, or ask any questions you have about the product catalogue and our data access services as described below.

User Support and providing your feedback

We welcome user feedback on all our pilot data services including the EUMETSAT Data Store. If you would like to provide feedback please contact our User Service Helpdesk. To help users use the service, we will release a dedicated knowledge base for the EUMETSAT Data Store in the near future.

Disclaimer

The pilot phase of the EUMETSAT Data Store (hereinafter referred to as ‘the Service’) is being carried out in order to 1) give users early access to the service prior to the start of an operational service 2) identify whether enhancements to the Service need to be considered prior to the operational phase 3) provide an indication of intended use/benefit to the user.

EUMETSAT shall bear no liability for any consequences, whether direct or indirect, arising from use of the Service. This includes but is not limited to adaptations carried out by the user to its own equipment or software based on the qualities of the Service. Any and all adaptations/configurations are done at the user’s own risk. It should also be noted that EUMETSAT, at its sole discretion, reserves the right to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, any means of accessing or utilising the Service without providing prior notice. Any improper use of the service will lead to the immediate exclusion of a registered user from the pilot phase.

 
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