Programmatic access to CCI data is available through the following methods.


Access all data of the CCI Open Data Portal through OpenSearch, a suite of web-based search engine and search protocol standards. An OpenSearch description provides the web interface of the CCI Open Data Portal search engine -


A THREDDS web server provides access to data and metadata on the CCI Open Data Portal via the Web Map Service (WMS) and Web Coverage Service (WCS) standards of the Open Geospatial Consortium and the Open-source Project for a Network Data Access Protocol (OPeNDAP) standard.

Earth System Grid Federation

CCI Obs4MIPs datasets are available through the Earth System Grid Federation (ESGF). These provide observational CCI products technically aligned with climate model data, specifically that made available from the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP). ESGF provide a RESTful API.


The CEOS Federated EO Gateway (FedEO) Clearinghouse STAC index provides interoperable access, following ISO/OGC interface guidelines, to Earth Observation metadata. The FedEO service periodically ingests the latest CCI Open Data Portal catalogue of all CCI datasets.


ESA Data Discovery Portal

The ESA Data Discovery Portal crawls publicly available metadata of ESA datasets and indexes the metadata, providing a unified view of all ESA data holdings including in a machine-readable way so it can be processed by search engines that index structured data.