In case you missed it — here's a wrap-up of news from the Unidata Program Center for the month of May, 2012.
During late March and early April 2012 the Unidata Program Center conducted a survey of Cooperative Opportunity for NCEP Data Using IDD Technology (CONDUIT) users to determine which of the model output currently included in the feed are in use, which are candidates for removal from the feed, and which new model runs (if any) should be added to the feed.
Unidata is happy to announce the Community Equipment Award recipients for 2012. Three institutions received funding this year.
Unidata's LDM, THREDDS, RAMADDA, and other technologies play integral roles in Pennsylvania State University's provision of meteorological data to their own students and researchers and to the wider university community. A 2011 Community Equipment Award helped Penn State upgrade some of their servers to be more capable and reliable.
The Unidata Program Center has secured additional funding to encourage student participation in this summer's Users Workshop, "Navigating Earth System Science Data," being held 9-13 July 2012 in Boulder, Colorado.
UCAR's COSMIC Program is providing an opportunity for graduate and senior-level undergraduate students to attend and participate in a student session of the Sixth FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC Data Users' Workshop, to be held in Boulder, CO, USA, 30 October - 1 November 2012.
Jack Swope joined the Unidata Program Center's Information Technology staff on April 30th, 2012. Jack comes to Unidata from Vmware Inc., were he worked as Systems Administrator for the Engineering group.