Data Policy

Data Policy

Data licence

IAGOS data is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence (CC BY 4.0).

The summary of (and not a substitute for) the licence can be found here :

You are free to:

  • Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
  • Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially

Under the following terms:

  • Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the licence, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
  • No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the licence permits.

The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the licence terms.

How to cite IAGOS data

Use of the data requires proper reference and citation of the IAGOS data, using the exact citation (including the provided DOI) as provided at the moment of upload from IAGOS, if applicable.

For all of the IAGOS data we will provide you with the citation to use through the landing page of the data object; from this page you will always be able to download the data object again. The Digital Object Identifier (DOI) of the data object will always resolve to its landing page.


By downloading the IAGOS data product you agree to the licencing conditions that apply to the data. Under this license derived products and redistribution are allowed, but you are required to always inform your users of the original source of the data used, refer them to the license text and the original source at IAGOS for possible updates or uploads.

We ask you to inform the data providers, traceable through the metadata connected to the provided DOI, when the data is used for publication(s), and to offer them the possibility to comment and/or offer them co-authorship or acknowledgement in the publication when this is justified by the added value of the data for your results.

In accordance with the IAGOS data policy, users of IAGOS data products are required to:

  1. include the following acknowledgements in publications:
  2. “MOZAIC/CARIBIC/IAGOS data were created with support from the European Commission, national agencies in Germany (BMBF), France (MESR), and the UK (NERC), and the IAGOS member institutions ( The participating airlines (Lufthansa, Air France, Austrian, China Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, Air Canada, Iberia, Eurowings Discover, Cathay Pacific, Air Namibia, Sabena) supported IAGOS by carrying the measurement equipment free of charge since 1994. The data are available at thanks to additional support from AERIS.”
  3. offer co-authorship to the IAGOS Principal Investigators if the IAGOS data play a significant role in the publication
  4. identify themselves and provide contact information (valid email address)
  5. provide a short description of the intended research


The IAGOS Data Base contains a large collection of data that is of great interest to the international scientific community. In addition to the scientific goals of the IAGOS research infrastructure, it is our philosophy to maximize the scientific use of the observations and to have a large scientific output in atmospheric and climate research. IAGOS data products comprise of all observational data as measured by MOZAIC/CARIBIC/IAGOS instruments and data products that were generated as a result of processing these data.

The IAGOS data products are provided “as is”, without warranty of any kind, express or implied, including but not limited to the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement. In no event shall the copyright holders or anyone distributing the IAGOS data products be liable for any damages or other liability, whether in contract, tort or otherwise, arising from, out of or in connection with the IAGOS data products. Every effort is made to produce the most accurate and precise measurements possible. However, we reserve the right to make corrections to the data based on recalibration standards or for other reasons deemed scientifically justified. We are not responsible for results and conclusions based on the use of these data.