The ACTRIS DC is designed to assist scientists with discovering and accessing atmospheric data and contains an up-to-date catalogue of available datasets in a number of databases distributed throughout the world. A site like this can never be complete, but we have aimed at including datasets from the most relevant databases to the ACTRIS project, also building on the work and experiences achieved in the EU FP6 research project Global Earth Observation and Monitoring. The focus of the web portal is validated data, but it is also possible to browse the ACTRIS data server for preliminary data (rapid delivery data) through this site.
The web site allows you to search in a local metadata catalogue that contains information on actual datasets that are archived in external archives. It is set up so that you can search for data by selecting the chemical/physical variable, the data location, the database that holds the data, the type of data, the data acquisition platform, and the data matrix
The ACTRIS IA in FP7 (2011-2015) project was finished in April 2015.
This project integrated the existing research infrastructures (EUSAAR, EARLINET, CLOUDNET, and a new trace gases network component) into a single coordinated framework. The project was funded within the EC 7th Framework Programme under "Research Infrastructures for Atmospheric Research".
The ACTRIS data management plan (http://www.actris.eu/Portals/46/Publications/DataCentre/ACTRIS_Data_Management_Plan.pdf) describes the data sets and data products, the data flow, how the data is made available, and the data repositories. This includes a list with all ACTRIS atmospheric variables together with recommended methodology.
ICARE (http://www.icare.univ-lille1.fr/drupal/) contributes with the production and provision of satellite data that complements the ACTRIS ground-based data catalogue