In case you missed it — here's a wrap-up of news from the Unidata Program Center for the month of June, 2012.
The American Meteorological Society's Board on Data Stewardship will be organizing sessions on topics related to Data Stewardship at the 93rd AMS Annual Meeting, which will take place 6-10 January 2013 in Austin, TX. The deadline for submission of abstracts is 1 August, 2012.
The University of Colorado at Boulder's Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) Climate Diagnostics Center (CDC) maintains a repository of climate datasets that is used daily by researchers and educators at CIRES and around the world. A 2011 Unidata Community Equipment Award allowed CDC to enhance and expand existing THREDDS Data Server (TDS) capabilities and establish a RAMADDA server at the CDC.
The Unidata Program Center is seeking new people to serve on Unidata's Policy and Users Committees. Consider nominating someone to help define Unidata's future — maybe even yourself!
Version 4.2.0 of the netCDF Operators (NCO) has been released. NCO is an Open Source package that consists of a dozen standalone, command-line programs that take netCDF files as input, then operate (e.g., derive new data, average, print, hyperslab, manipulate metadata) and output the results to screen or files in text, binary, or netCDF formats.
New Mexico State University's community data portal uses Unidata's Thematic Real-time Environmental Distributed Data Services (THREDDS) Data Server and Repository for Archiving, Managing and Accessing Diverse Data (RAMADDA) server applications. The portal makes data sets that have been archived at NMSU's Center for Applied Remote Sensing in Agriculture, Meteorology and Environment (CARSAME) and New Mexico Climate Center available to the public.
Lansing Madry joined the Unidata Program Center software development staff on April 23rd, 2012. Oddly enough, his previous office was across the street from Unidata's current quarters in the Anthes building of UCAR's Foothills Lab. There, Lansing consumed Unidata products while working for Precision Wind, a company that provides precise, high quality wind forecasts to wind farms.
The Open Geospatial Consortium membership is seeking comments on an OGC candidate standard, the Network Common Data Form (netCDF) Enhanced Data Model Extension Encoding Standard.