ESA releases Cate, the interface for analyzing the climate

big data climate change

Some call it the 4.0 revolution, others the digital revolution, the internet of things, or simply the future. We are talking about data, those that can be recorded and finally processed through proper analysis. If a while ago we talk about Big DataToday we have to talk about predictive models, capable of simulating possible and plausible future scenarios. Of course, in the case that touches, meteorology. This time, and facilitating the use of these tools, ESA has just released Cate, an interface with which to work predictive models on the weather.

Cate, it is a python library (one of the most popular statistical programming languages ​​in the world) designed entirely for climate analysis from different areas of the planet. This interface collects the values ​​of different meteorological stations scattered around the globe, and is programmed to be able to access these data freely.

Cate available on Github

Cate ESA

ESA Cate Program (Sample image from ITC's Github)

The department in charge of this initiative is CCI, Climate Change Initiative data, of ESA. To be able to access this fabulous tool, just do click here and access the "Github" website from which the CCI facilitates the download of Cate and they explain how it works. In a rough way and for those who do not know it, "Github" is like a kind of "blog" of codes that can be public or private. The fact that Cate is now public, achieves more than being visible and useful for those who need to use it. How?

Users themselves can improve the codes on Github. That is, if someone has a proposal, model or tool, they not only share it, if they have an improvement, other users can take care of improving it. This teamwork is showing better results in programs or codes, than those that a person would achieve by himself. And another thing, everyone can see "your code", so not only is something improved, your reputation and work can also be valued and useful for future occasions. Not bad right?

ESA's Climate Change Initiative has taken a step forward, now opening its tools to the world. Not only scientists will be able to say it, we are in front of a door where programmers will be able to see beyond and explain that they are seeing what really happens.


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