The ?data services provided by the ?Santander MetGroup build on a THREDDS Data Server (TDS) implementing a user authentication and data authorization protocol via a THREDDS Administration Panel (?TAP). Thus, registration in the TAP is required to access the different datasets. The authentication scheme is defined in terms of groups (e.g. VALUE, CORDEX, ECOMS, etc.), each of them providing access to a number of datasets (e.g. ERA-Interim for downscaling, System4, WIFEDI, etc.). All public datasets are included under the PUBLIC group.
Users can request membership in the different groups, which are all moderated with the exception of the PUBLIC group (automatically approved under request). The process to be followed to register and enroll in groups is described below.