From 2015-2020, Telespazio UK was the prime contractor for ESA’s Climate Change Initiative (CCI) Data Access Portal, which had the objective of producing a single point of harmonised reliable access to the Essential Climate Variables (ECV) data products generated by the CCI ECV programmes. The project supported the individual CCI projects in ensuring their data is provided to users in a consistent and complementary way to other key initiatives.
The ODP supported a range of protocols and file formats that are also supported by the CCI Toolbox (e.g. WMS, WCS, FTP, OPeNDAP, netCDF-CF format, OBS4MIPS datasets).
In addition to the overall management of the project, Telespazio UK was directly responsible for the user engagement, operations and latterly, maintenance of the website infrastructure.