DATA Access

DATA policy

All the SODA products are available for all ICARE registered users and free to use for presentations and publications.

However, authors using SODA for peer-reviewed publications must
  • keep in mind that SODA is a new product based on a new concept which may be, depending on the study, a strength or a limitation,
  • cite the publication : Josset, D., J. Pelon, and Y. Hu, 2010: "Multi-instrument calibration method based on a multiwavelength ocean surface model", IEEE Geosci. Remote Sens. Lett., 7, 195-199, doi:10.1109/LGRS.2009.2030906.,
  • write in the acknowledgement the sentence "The SODA product is developed at the ICARE data and services center ( in Lille (France) in the frame of the CALIPSO mission and supported by CNES",
  • when the publication is accepted, send the reference to ICARE contact

Note that SODA being a new product, validation and quality improvement is still an ongoing work. Researchers are warned to use SODA products with an extreme caution and invited to contact Dr. Damien Josset if they have any question. Feedbacks on the product will be extremely valuable at this early stage of the development.

DATA access [Registration Required]


In addition to the request described in the "DATA policy" chapter, you need to be registered as "ICARE user" to access to these data ( via FTP or HTTP ). Please fill in the "User Registration" form.

Data Archive

Once your login is activated (and the access to restricted products authorized), you can immediatly access to the data and the quicklooks by HTTP via the data archive browser and, a couple of days later, through the icare FTP server

In particular for the products mentionned here, they can be directly be found :

SODA_5km SODA_5km
SODA_5km_L3_OD SODA_5km_L3_OD