PUMA User Registration

The PUMA (Providing UM Access) Service is delivered by NCAS and hosted by the University of Reading.

Terms of Usage

The service is provided for bona fide UM activities. The use of these services must be legal, honest and decent. This includes, but is not limited to:

  1. complying with all UK and international laws and regulations regarding computer and data use.
  2. being considerate to others.
  3. using resources responsibly. Irresponsible use includes collection, creation, display and circulation of material that others would find offensive.
  4. observing simple security protocols such as not sharing passwords and keeping passwords safe.

Failure to observe these rules will lead to the closure of your PUMA account.

By registering for a PUMA account you are agreeing to the UM licensing conditions that you will:

  1. NOT give the UM to others
  2. NOT use the UM for commercial purposes
  3. NOT publish or do anything that could bring the UM or Met office into disrepute.

As part of your registration we will maintain a record of your username and email address which we will only use to contact you regarding updates to and your usage of the PUMA service.

Register for an Account

Full Name:

Your Institution:

Email Address: (Must be or

Preferred PUMA User id:

Which FCM repositories do you require access to:

UM versions 6.6.3 up to 8.6
UM 10.x (Note: You will also require an account on the Met Office Science Repository Service)
Other (please specify):

I have read and accept the terms of usage.

If you have any questions please email cms-support @

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