The UniRaytheData CAVE client
In response to growing interest in the National Weather Service's
AWIPS II system among university faculty and students,
insiders at the Unidata Program Center and Raytheon Company
are reporting a merger of the two organizations “to better
serve the AWIPS II community.”
Sources inside both organizations, who spoke on condition of
anonymity due to the pending regulatory approval of the arrangment,
referred to the action as “a merger of equals.”
Raytheon Company, based in Waltham, MA, comprises more than 60,000 employees
around the world and has revenues in excess of US$20 billion per year. The
Unidata Program Center (UPC) in Boulder, CO, has 24 staff members and is supported
largely by grants from the National Science Foundation.
In case you missed it — here's a recap of news from the Unidata Program Center for
the month of March, 2015.
UniLoon is the cloud-based platform for geoscience.
Unidata's Internet Data Distribution (IDD) system has been
instrumental in moving geoscience data to U.S. universities for
nearly 20 years, and hard-wired networks have played an
important role in the growth of data-driven scientific discovery.
But moving beyond the wired world is the next important step for
cyberinfrastructure, which is why Unidata is proud to announce
a new partnership between Unidata, Google, and select U.S. universities
to bring truly cloud-based services to the geoscience
Building on Google's “Project Loon,”
Unidata is introducing the UniLoon Cloud Platform.