This python package reads data from the ISMN data format. It is now at version 0.3 and can be installed via pip.

The new version of the package incorporates the following developments:

·         The user can fully exploit the ancillary layers of the ISMN data by accessing the land cover and climate class information stored in the metadata. These fields are returned in the metadata of each station and can also be used to filter the stations chosen for analysis.

·         The package now uses cartopy instead of basemap for plotting routines. This is due to basemap no longer being supported past 2020.

·         Please be aware that only ISMN data in CEOP  format is supported not in the header+values format which also can be choosen for the ISMN data download. For more information on ISMN download formats please have a look here:

The package is distributed via PyPI: and the source code is available on github:

Futher information can be found on:

We are looking forward to meeting you at our poster "The International Soil Moisture Network in support of High Resolution Soil Moisture Validation" in session A.4.12 - High Resolution Soil Moisture and Perspective Applications at ESA`s Living Planet Symposium on

May 13th - 17th, Milan (Italy).

You can find more information about the Living Planet Symposium here:

We are pleased to inform you about the participation of the ISMN at the European Geosciences Union (EGU)  General Assembly 2019 on 

April 8th -12th , Vienna, Austria .

Please visit us at our poster "The International Soil Moisture Network in support of Satellite Soil Moisture Validation" in session HS6.4 - Remote sensing of soil moisture.

For more information on the EGU General Assebmly 2019 please have a look here:

The ISMN quality flags have been reprocessed because of the release of a new GLDAS version. In particular, the following ISMN quality flags might have been affected:
- D03: soil temperature below 0 °C
- D05: soil moisture shows peaks without precipitation events in the preceding 24 hours
The reprocess was performed for data between 1st January 2017 and 31st December 2018, and for the following networks:

The data of the Romanian network RSMN has been updated, and is now available until mid-February 2019. Please note that another 24 hour data-gap at all stations has occurred on the 8th of January, likely as a result of connection errors to the in-situ stations.

We kindly thank Eduard Luca and Andrei Diamandi for providing us the data.