In this section you can access a range of data from the Soil Moisture project.

Download CCI SM v05.2

ESA CCI Soil Moisture v05.2 now includes data from SMAP! For more details about the product and its new implementations please see the change log provided with the data and the following documents:

Licencing conditions follow the principles of openness and transparency wherever applicable. All ECV data products resulting from the project are freely accessible.

Downloading the Data

The data is accessible via SFTP (secure file transfer protocol) You will receive detailed instructions on how to access the data upon registration. You will need to use ftp software that can handle this protocol, e.g. Filezilla/WinSCP. If you cannot access the server, please check the login credentials and port settings, and re-try. If you cannot access to the ftp site after number of attempts over a couple of days, or if you are interested in earlier product versions please contact us at CCI_SM_CONTACT@EODC.EU
(please consult the Frequently Asked Questions section of this website to see if your question has already been answered).

Using the Data

For information on how to use the product, please read the Product User Guide (PUG) (also provided in with the data on the FTP site).

A package is also available in Python for reading the data and converting it to time series.

Any software that can handle CF conform data should be able to import the raw .nc files (e.g. CDO, NCO, QGIS, ArCGIS, Matlab, R, ...). You can also use the GUI software Panoply to view each file.

Citing the data

Further information