Terms and Conditions of Use: 
The general policy governing the use of ENSEMBLES project data applies for the ENSEMBLES dataset used in the downscaling process. For instance, scientific results based on these data must be submitted for publication in the open literature without any delay linked to commercial objectives. In addition, the ENSEMBLES downscaling portal is strictly for use in non-commercial research and non-commercial education projects only. Moreover, due to computational constraints only a limited amount of resources are addressed to anonymous users (see details in "My account" tab after login), which should be enough to test the portal and to undertake downscaling experiments (e.g. to produce downscaled scenarios for several GCMs and scenarios for tens of stations over a region of interest). In order to use the portal for more complex tasks or for any clarification about the terms and conditions of use please contact the Santander MetGroup using the mail contact available on the upper left corner of the portal.
     
Citation and Acknowledgement:
Whenever you publish research or applications based in whole or in part on the ENSEMBLES downscaling portal (and hence on ENSEMBLES data), will include the following acknowledgement and citations:
"The ENSEMBLES downscaling portal (developed by the Santander MetGroup; http://www.meteo.unican.es/ensembles) and the ENSEMBLES dataset funded by the EU FP6 Integrated Project ENSEMBLES (Contract number 505539) are gratefully acknowledged."
Cofiño, A.S., San-Martín, and Gutiérrez, J.M. (2007) A web portal for regional projection of weather forecast using GRID middleware. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 4489, 82-89 [download pdf]

Data Currently Available in the Portal:
  • [OBSERVATIONS] GSN data worldwide.
  • [OBSERVATIONS] GSOD station data for Europe.
  • [REANALYSIS] ERA40 (ECMWF) worldwide.
  • [REANALYSIS] NCEP/NCAR worldwide.
  • [GCM_SCENARIOS] IPCC-AR4 Models (ENSEMBLES STREAM1): AR4-BCM2, AR4-ECHAM5, AR4-CNCM3, scenarios 20C3M, A1B worldwide.
  • [GCM_SCENARIOS] ENSEMBLES STREAM2 Models: ENS-HADGEM2, scenarios 20C3M, A1B worldwide.

Data limitations: 
Although every care has been taken in preparing and testing the data, ENSEMBLES cannot guarantee that the data are correct in all circumstances; neither does ENSEMBLES accept any liability whatsoever for any error or omission in the data, its availability, or for any loss or damage arising from its use. Similarly, the ENSEMBLES downscaling portal cannot guarantee a correct functioning in all circumstances; thus, the Santander MetGroup does not accept any liability whatsoever for any error or for any loss or damage arising using this service.