About the Bolin Centre Database

The Bolin Centre Database is a repository for data and source code collected and collated at the Bolin Centre for Climate Research. The data and code are available with open access and can be used under the terms given in each case. Our goal is to host all datasets produced within the Bolin Centre, to visualise the data and make the data publicly available.

How to publish data


It is easy, just click on ‘Contribute’ in the upper right corner on our web site https://bolin.su.se/data/ to reach our data entry form, and follow the instructions there. All our datasets will get a Digital Object Identifier (DOI).

Please, fill in as much metadata as you can. Follow the short instructions under each entry point.


Click 'Submit for review’, at the bottom of the form when you are done. You can continue to revise the metadata as many times you need. Then, send us an email to


We can give you a preliminary DOI when you have submitted some metadata. The DOI will not be active until the dataset has been published, but you can inform the journal what the DOI will preliminarily be and you can also give them an address to the draft dataset if they want to see it during the review.


We recommend that you look at some recently published datasets to see different examples of how metadata can be written. Our five latest datasets are always found at the bottom of our start page.

Large data

If your dataset is large (>10 GB), or if you are working from a computer outside Stockholm University, we will need to be in contact about how to transfer your data files to us. We can also talk about possible ways to reduce the data size, if needed.


We will first review your metadata and data in order to fulfil general requirements for data publishing. This is an iterative process between you and us, which can be quick (a day) or slow (weeks) depending on the complexity. We will then publish your dataset when we agree that it can be made public.

How to publish source code

Browse to git.bolin.su.se, register and upload your code.


Click on the button below for more information.


The Bolin Centre Database currently has:

  • 288 datasets with metadata,
  • 12.1 TB of data,
  • 200,337 data files.


Please feel free to contact us at

We are two persons in the Bolin Centre Database staff.

Anders Moberg

Database coordinator

Office: Geoscience building, room X418

Phone: +46 (0)8 674 78 14

Rezwan Mohammad

Technical database manager

Office: Geoscience building, room R220

Phone: +46 (0)8 16 47 77