Guidelines on how to sync High Frequency Radar data with the European node

SOCIB HF Radar Facility has been leading the edition of a step-by-step tutorial to synchronize High Frequency Radar (HFR) data between operators and the operational pan-European HFR node in a coordinated effort with AZTI and CNR-ISMAR.

Following these guidelines, the HFR operators will be able to transfer their native radials or total files as well as the standard NetCDF files, to the EU HFR node, with minimal know-how and investment in terms of time and effort.

The EU HFR node is the successful result of many initiatives active in Europe since the launching of the EuroGOOS HFR Task Team in 2014 as the assembly of HFR data and metadata products coordinated by EMODnet Physics in 2015; the integration and long-term preservation of HFR historical time series by SeaDataCloud (SDC) project in 2016; the establishment of the basis for the integration of existing EU HFR operational systems into CMEMS-INSTAC in the context of INCREASE project (2016-2018); and the provision of procedures and methodologies to enable HFR data to comply with the quality and metadata international standards within the overall goal of integrating the EU coastal observatories in the framework of JERICO-NEXT project (2015-2019) as described by Corgnati et al., 2018.

Acting as the focal point, the EU HFR node implements the HFR data flow from the European HFR data providers to the main distribution platforms, promoting and making accessible the standardized data by means of the Copernicus Marine Service, EMODnet Physics and SeaDataNet portals.

Dashboard of Copernicus Marine Service (CMEMS-INSTAC) showing the European HFR platforms available to date.



Reyes, E., Rotllán, P., Rubio, A., Corgnati, L., Mader, J., & Mantovani, C. (2019). Guidelines on how to sync your High Frequency (HF) radar data with the European HF Radar node (Version 1.0). Balearic Islands Coastal Observing and Forecasting System, SOCIB.