| Sean Arms
| Yuan Ho
Wednesday, 26 October 2011
The next Users Committee meeting will be 2-3 April 2012
The THREDDS steering committee exists of:
It was agreed that another person should be added from the university community, perhaps from the Policy Committee.
It is time for the DeSouza Award solicitation. This year Tom Whittaker will send the solicitation to the community, in hopes of rallying a good response of nominations for the award. We now have a form to use for nominations, so collecting information on candidates will be done equally for all nominations. The solicitation will go to the community after the AMS Annual Meeting in January. The selectee will fly to Boulder for the Spring Users Committee meeting to give a presentation on the use of Unidata data and tools at his/her institution. Additional information about the DeSouza Award can be viewed at:
ACTION: TomWhittaker will send an invitation to the Unidata community to submit DeSouza nominations in the December timeframe
Staff status reports
Status reports were discussed.
Presentation by Rich Signell-USGS-Unidata/ESRI Advances: Geoportal Server+THREDDS ARCGIS10-+OpenDAP. This provided information on the integration between the THREDDS Data Server, ARC Gis software from ESRI, and OPeNDAP clients via a python shell in the ERSI products.
BlueSky Session This session is meant to provide input to the Unidata technical staff on future ideas and dreams from the committee members.
Here's a list:
NAM D&G products- Becky Cosgrove, NCEP
How can we decide what data are needed or used by the community?
Gather information using a couple of different methods
Action: The UserComm will talk with community members about their data needs and the impending CONDUIT survey when they are contacting them for their site surveys
Workshop-Earth System Data Workshop – bringing ES theme
Interactions of all sides of the data-----------
Every other forecast hr due to lack of capacity
Gempak is still main tool used at univ of Albany
Students use product generation tools
Lots of interest in AWIPS II.
Redhat operating system-
Uses NCLl for some
netCDF is good-runs wrf
conversion from netCDF to GEMPAK
IDV is used-stores data in GEMPAK format –learning curve
RAMADDA server on line-
Unidata Web Site:
Web site-traffic has increased 6 fold to the site using the blog, etc.
How to make documentation easier to use
Feedback from usercomm.
Site improvements-what’s needed
RSS feed for the blogs
Blog is put out to twitter and facebook
Encourage usercomm to use and contribute to the blogs.
Theme Earth System Science Workshop
Workshop sub-committee volunteers:
Steven Businger, Chair, PolComm
Tom Whittaker, Chair, UserComm
Tina Campbell, Unidata
Doug Dirks, Unidata
Ginger Emery, Unidata
Linda Miller, Unidata
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