Minimize Data Visualisation Tool - VirES

The virtual research service - VirES for Swarm ( - adds discovery and visual analytics capabilities to the European Space Agency's online data access services established for the Swarm geomagnetic satellite mission constellation.

VirES provides a highly interactive data manipulation and retrieval web interface for the official Swarm product archive and for a number of ancillary data sets. It includes multi-dimensional geographical visualisation, interactive plotting and on-demand processing tools for studying Earth magnetic models and their time variations for comparison to the Swarm satellite measurements at given global context of space weather. Subsets of Swarm data selected by versatile filtering methods can be downloaded in different encoding formats. The data downloaded can be combined to fit various use cases.

VirES is also an environment for preparation of publication-ready graphics and charts through an intuitive and powerful, yet customisable, interface. An embedded online tutorial introduces the features of the VirES service to new users.

The VirES service is actively and continuously being developed by ESA in close collaboration with leading experts of geomagnetism to ensure the best possible user experience and scientific validation of the presented information.


The Swarm Virtual Research Environment (VRE) leverages the power of open-source software (Jupyter, Python, and more) to provide a cloud-based computing platform open to all. The service is integrated with the VirES data retrieval system to make the complex Swarm products easier to access, and has ready-to-use notebooks to help launch your analysis using the Swarm data and models. To get started, go to to register a VirES account and follow the links over to the VRE, as your VirES account is connected to the VRE. You can also access the VRE directly at