Global Sea Ice products – GRIB and HDF5 formats discontinued


Dear sea ice user,
As previously raised in OSI SAF service messages, the distribution of GRIB and HDF5 formats
of Global Sea Ice products from OSI SAF was discontinued today.
This message concerns the following products:
[OSI-401-b] Global Sea Ice Concentration (SSMIS)
[OSI-402-c] Global Sea Ice Edge
[OSI-403-c] Global Sea Ice Type
From today, the products are provided in NetCDF format only (NetCDF 3), via the HL FTP
server (, THREDDS ( and EUMETCast.