Related links

ICARE’s governance

ICARE’s partner labs

Other French data portals

  • AERIS French Data Infrastructure for the Atmosphere
  • THEIA Land Data Center
  • ODATIS Données et Services pour l’Océan
  • FORMATER Data and Services for the Solid Earth
  • MERCATOR Ocean Operational Oceanography Centre
  • SATMOS Service for Archiving and Processing Meteorological Observations from Space
  • SIRTA Atmospheric Research Observatory
  • MISTRALS Mediterranean Integrated STudies at Regional And Local Scales

ICARE’s data providers

Space agencies

  • CNES French National Space Agency
  • ESA European Space Agency
  • EUMETSAT European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites
  • NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • ISRO Indian Space Research Organization
  • JAXA Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (form. NASDA)

Satellite missions





National and international collaborative projects


Other missions or sensors


ICARE web tools

ICARE web tools allow users to visualize and analyze data interactively.

ICARE command-line tools and programmers toolkit

These tools can be used as command-line or integrated in other programs.

Other software

Third party software may be used by the ICARE Data and Services Center or the ICARE community but not distributed by ICARE. ICARE does not endorse any third party software.

  • HDFView – a visual tool for browsing and editing HDF4, HDF5, and NetCDF files (free software)
  • HDFLook – visualization of HDF4 files (free software)
  • ncview – a NetCDF visual browser (free software)
  • IDL® – a programming environment and language for data visualization and analysis (commercial software)
  • MATLAB® – a programming environment and language for algorithm development, data analysis, visualization, and numeric computation (commercial software)
  • Python – programming language (free software)
  • numpy – package for scientific computing with Python (free software)
  • matplotlib – Python 2D plotting library (free software)

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