Web standards for on-demand access to large volumes of data

Publication date: 
22 July, 2016
Authors/Presenters: 
Wagemann, J
Siemen, S.
Medium / Event: 
ECMWF Newsletter article

Since May 2015, ECMWF has been part of the EU-funded Horizon 2020 EarthServer-2 project. Our goal as a project partner is to explore standardised web services on top of ECMWF’s MARS archive for efficient access to large data volumes. The project explores two standard data-access protocols defined by the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), designed to offer web-based access to multi-dimensional geospatial datasets: (i) Web Coverage Service (WCS) and (ii) Web Coverage Processing Service (WCPS).