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OC-CCI v3.1 released

Comparison of V2 and V3 data

The ESA Ocean Colour CCI (OC-CCI) project is pleased to announce the release of version 3.1 of the OC-CCI product comprising of globally merged MERIS, Aqua-MODIS, SeaWiFS and VIIRS data with associated per-pixel uncertainty information. This is an update of the version 3.0 product that:

  • Extends the dataset to the end of 2016
  • Includes the NASA released MODIS-Aqua data (R2014.0.1), which is applicable from the 9th June 2014 onwards

For details on how to access the data, see

To ask any questions, contact

OC CCI - Phase 2 Final Review - Harwell


User Showcase Page

A User Showcase page has been create to demonstrate some of the applications of the OC-CCI data.

Downloading and using the Ocean Colour CCI dataset

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: Ocean Colour Climate Change Initiative dataset, Version version number, European Space Agency, available online at We would also like to be notified so that we can list publications within the project website at

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