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Data (CCI SM v07.1)

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Please note there will be a delay in approval of new users, since the approval and review required manual checks and verification.

Once you have registered for data access an automatic e-mail will be sent to your e-mail address. You need to click on the link in the automatic e-mail in order to receive the access credentials. Sometimes the automatic e-mail may also be trapped in your spam or junk mail box.



ESA CCI SM v07.1

The latest version (v07.1) includes data to 2021-12-31. The algorithm has been updated as follows:

  • The new Feng Yun 3D and ASCAT-C sensors have been included
  • The model parametrization of LPRM has been improved with LPRMv7.1. This applies to all passive sensors with the exception of SMOS and SMAP, for which LPRMv06.2 is used
  • Day-time observations for all passive sensors have been made available
  • A new optional flag for barren grounds has been included
  • An intra-annual bias correction method is used for the harmonization of the sensors
  • The temporal extent of the products is brought up to the end of 2021.


Further information can be found in the documentation:

Downloading the Data

The ftp site is only accessible via SFTP (secure file transfer protocol). You will need to use ftp software that can handle this protocol, e.g. Filezilla. You will need to set the communication port to 22. If you cannot access it please recheck 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, please contact us via the e-mail addresses provided in e-mail you received with the login credentials.

If you download the data in the zipped format, this can be extracted using software such as 7-zip or via the command line.

Using the Data

Please read the Product User Guide (PUG) for information on how to use the product. This is also available in the docs folder of the FTP site (from which the data can be downloaded).

A package is available in python for reading the data as daily images and converting these images to timeseries and reading them.

You can also use the GUI software Panoply to view each file.


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

Citing the data

The following citations are compulsory with the use of the dataset:

If using the break-adjusted product, the following is also compulsory in addition to the above:

Futher Information

If you are interested in previous product versions, please send us a request at


For further information please visit the Documents and Frequently Asked Questions section of this website.