Python tools for improoving the Copernicus NetCDF files downloads/manipulations

I developed these python softwares with the aim to improve, automise and simplify the downloads/manipulations of Copernicus NetCDF marine data (part of the European Union’s Earth observation programme). In the specific, they are the first python tools of its kind created in this framework (https://marine.copernicus.eu) ever realised.

The main goals that I wanted to address were solving the most common user’s problems/infrastructure-limitations as the data-download requests (which can be very slow and not practical especially when you want to download large amount of data) and a more user friendly netCDF file manipulations (for any type of users experience). Below the Github repositories where the projects are hosted:

tool4NC (Netcdf manipulator)

MerOC (NetCDF downloader/manipulator using HTTP/HTTPS protocols)

ads4MO (NetCDF downloader using HTTP/HTTPS protocols)

FTPsubsetMO (NetCDF downloader using FTP protocols)

Also if these tools have still room for improvments, they are fully working and used/tested extensively in many occasion at the time of their development. Surely they can be easily updated/used as blueprint for others developments in this or related/similar fields, inside or outside Copernicus framework.

I also merged both MerOC, ads4MO and FTPsubsetMO and make all fit in just one applicative called CADS (Copernicus added download services). To know more just click on the image below:

Hope that you guys find them of your interest.

Enjoy forking! 🙂