MyOcean OSI-TAC Sea Ice and Wind products

The MyOcean OSI-TAC (Ocean and Sea Ice Thematic Assembly Center) delivers sea ice and surface wind products based on remote sensing data. The products are delivered in NetCDF format.

For MyOcean V3, 10 sets of sea ice products are delivered from the OSI TAC data Dissemination Unit at met.no via OPeNDAP and FTP to the MyOcean delivery systems (SUBSETTER and DirectGetFile); one sea ice product is delivered from the data Dissemination Unit at IFREMER via MOTU and FTP. Three sets of wind products are delivered from the data Dissemination Unit at IFREMER via MOTU and FTP.

met.no Dissemination Unit


Products provided


  • Global Sea Ice Concentration, Edge, Type and Drift from EUMETSAT OSI SAF.

  • Global Sea Ice Conc Time Series from EUMETSAT OSI SAF (via DirectGetFile and ftp only).

  • Global high resolution SAR Sea Ice drift from DTU.

  • Regional high resolution Sea Ice Charts for the Baltic from FMI.

  • Regional high resolution SAR Sea Ice Drift and Thickness for the Baltic from FMI.

  • Regional high resolution Sea Ice Charts for the seas surrounding Svalbard region from met.no.

  • Regional high resolution Sea Ice Charts for the seas surrounding Greenland from DMI.

  • Regional SAR Iceberg Density around Greenland from DMI.

  • Regional SAR Sea Ice Type for the Arctic from NERSC.

  • Regional SAR Sea Ice Type for the Antarctic from BAS.

Sea Ice product metadata and data can be accessed via the MyOcean Online Catalogue:

http://www.myocean.eu/. User authentication required (Look for the Registration form)

The Sea Ice product metadata can also be browsed and downloaded via this OpenDAP server:

http://thredds.met.no/thredds/myocean/siw_tac.html (No user authentication required)

The status of SAR sea ice data can be monitored at this link:

http://myocean.met.no/SIW-TAC/status/wrap-sarstatus.shtml

The status of sea ice data from each Production Unit can be monitored at this link:

http://myocean.met.no/SIW-TAC/status/wrap-siwtacstatus.shtml

More information about the Global Sea Ice products delivered by the OSI SAF can be found at:

http://osisaf.met.no


IFREMER Dissemination Unit


Products provided

  • Global Sea Ice Drift from IFREMER.

  • Global Wind L4 from IFREMER.

  • Global Wind L3 from KNMI.

  • Global Wind Climate from IFREMER.

The products in NetCDF format are available from this FTP server:

ftp://eftp.ifremer.fr (User authentication required, see MyOcean Products & Services or contact the MyOcean Service Desk directly at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )