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Downloading and using the Ocean Colour CCI dataset

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There are several options, including FTP and a Composite Browser, which are available via and explained further within the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section of this website at If you need information about the products, then the best document to start with is the Product User Guide (PUG)

In addition, support is available from

We suggest that when referencing the Ocean Colour CCI dataset within peer-reviewed papers or any other publications the following citation is given in the acknowledgements, alongside any description within the methodology.

We would also like to be notified so that we can list publications within the project website at

In addition, the 2012 compilation of the in situ data (Valente et al. 2016) is available from