Download Data from CEDA Archives

General Download Services

Download Tool Link to service Suitable for:
CEDA OPeNDAP

http://data.ceda.ac.uk   Used for browsing the archive file system and interactive downloads. It's also a scriptable interface (API) to the archive over http, allowing remote subsetting within IDL, Matlab. Python etc. 
FTP ftp://ftp.ceda.ac.uk small - medium scale data downloads

Metadata Services

Interface Link to service Suitable for:
CEDA Catalogue
http://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/ 
Browsing information about the datasets in the archive.   
CSW
https://csw.ceda.ac.uk/geonetwork/srv/eng/csw
Programatically interrogating the CEDA Catalogue using Catalogue Service for the Web service API. 
OAI-PMH
https://csw.ceda.ac.uk/geonetwork/srv/eng/oaipmh?verb=ListRecords&metadataPrefix=oai_dc
Programatically interrogating the CEDA Catalogue using OAI-PMH API. This is protocol for metadata harvesting and is suitable for doing federated searches. 

Specific data set services

Tools to subset or aggregate data before downloading are available for some data. These are linked to from the catalogue page for that dataset.

Examples of these tools are:

Direct file system access to the archive  

JAMSIN users should consult the JASMIN documentation on direct CEDA Archive access and appropriate data transfer mechanisms


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