FAQ

How to download data from Space Weather? In order to access data it is required to provide some minimal personal information. Your name, e-mail and institution are mandatory. Befits check in our list which data you are interest in to download. If you want to, you can also mark which alerts you want to automatically receive in the provided e-mails. Why is required to register? Register informations are required to count the access to data which will be used in reports to administration of Embrace/INPE Program, attending to government requirements on distribution of products to the community. Besides, the access information allow improve attendance, establishing or adapting the service according to the user. After register, how to access data? After register fulfilling, at least, the mandatory fields a "user profile" is defined based on the items checked from the list of your interest data to download. From there, on the upper menu click Instruments > “Instrument of interest” > Download. Want to download non-listed data on instrument menu, what to do? Just update your "user profile" to include your new interest on menu click on Administration > Update register. Once you logged in select the files of interest and click in Save. All the data collected by the Program Embrace/INPE are available? Yes. All data from Space Weather collected by the Embrace/INPE Program that once had your quality guaranteed by the researchers of the Program is available for the public. Only are limited or postponed those declared in commission until their quality can be guaranteed or, via legal instrument, declared as confidential in the terms of law. What is commission? Commission of data from Space Weather refer to the availability of data according to its quality. It can last from a few minutes (automated analysis cases) up to few weeks (manual analysis case). Specific data types may require preliminary analysis (by the researchers members of Embrace/INPE Program) before made available. With that, the quality desired by the community can be guaranteed and the minimum integrity. It is possible to have data quality without the commission? No. The Embrace/INPE Program goal is to provide interest and safety information to its customers. Therefore, the availability of guaranteed data is needful, making the commission mandatory for the program. Can I share the files downloaded from the Embrace Portal? No, it is not allowed to redistribute the data downloaded, independent of its purpose. Although it is open, the data provided by the Embrace/INPE Program can not be redistributed, in order to maintain traceability. Even though there is a constantly control over data quality, errors may occur on data collection or in the preprocessing. In these cases, corrections might be applied by the members of Embrace/INPE Program. And to keep the credibility, all the users which use this data shall be notified. Hence, redistribute to others compromise the quality assurance process. In case the data is used in a document of any nature, shall it be cited? Yes, it is mandatory to include the statement "The author(s) thanks to the Embrace/INPE Program from MCTI for provide the data for this work" in the acknowledgement of documents of any nature (manuscripts, presentations, communications, reports, etc.) which made use of the informations gathered from these data, being these documents printed or digital.