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News ECWMF data becomes free and accessible to all

Discussion in 'Daily & Chat' started by POW_hungry, Oct 8, 2020.

  1. POW_hungry

    POW_hungry Old n' Crusty Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Big news out of the ECMWF today as they ditch their paywall for access to much of their products.
    https://www.ecmwf.int/en/about/media-centre/news/2020/ecmwf-moves-towards-policy-open-data

     
  2. nfip

    nfip Cold n' Rusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Awesome news.
    Tho there have been work arounds this will make things easier for we punters.
     
  3. Jellybeans

    Jellybeans not woke enough Ski Pass: Gold

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    Some good news finally!

    Had a look, absolute goldmine.
     
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  4. POW_hungry

    POW_hungry Old n' Crusty Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Seems like the website is under a fair amount of load ATM as it's really slow and won't load all frames.
    But not surprising given the recent announcement.
     
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    Jellybeans not woke enough Ski Pass: Gold

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    Hopefully this signals to the BOM and the Met Office, that they should make all their data available too.
     
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    _Yossarian_ One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Not a chance LOL
     
  7. Darb

    Darb Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    What's the best way to access that data?
     
  8. Michael Hauber

    Michael Hauber One of Us

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    Here's a starting point. link. Not sure if anyone knows better?
     
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  9. POW_hungry

    POW_hungry Old n' Crusty Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yep.
    This might be an easier/harder way but more or less the same:
    https://apps.ecmwf.int/webapps/opencharts

    Will need an overhaul soon, but I think that's the only way at the moment.
     
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