Earth in a Box

The Earth System Data Lab (ESDL) is a
multi-variate data set of essential Earth System
variables on a common grid and sharing a
common data model.


Visualise Your Data

Jump over to the ESDL Viewer
and make your data visible


DeepESDL is coming!

ESDL will be turned into a collaborative, AI-ready Earth System Science Research Laboratory.

The Earth System Data Lab (ESDL) seeks to be a service to the scientific community to greatly facilitate access and exploitation of multivariate data sets in Earth Sciences.

We are happy to announce that ESDL will continue!

We have just kicked off the DeepESDL activity in which we will upgrade ESDL with better support for machine learning workflows and enhanced features for collaborative research. Watch out for further announcements in the coming months!


In the meantime, you find the latest Earth System Data Cubes, processing resources, and many more data at the Euro Data Cube service. We are thus looking forward to meeting you at!

Do not hesitate to contact us in cace you have any question on migration or other issues!

Explore the interactions between ocean, land, and atmosphere – now also in the ESDL web viewer!

Use Cases

Four Champion Use Cases will be implemented in collaboration with distinguished experts  to demonstrate the wide range of different approaches that may be adopted with the ESDL.

Data Sets

We provide a growing list of relevant variables for Earth System Science. Most of them have been derived from Earth Observation, but the compilation also includes model or re-analysis data if deemed useful.

Data Lab

The ESDL includes a E-Laboratory, which provides a computing environment to access, analyse and visualize the data set.


Explore our ESDL webstories.