Participation in the Unidata Community allows users to access data and Unidata software to explore earth-system phenomena as well as make benefical connections through a variety of interactions.
Participation in the Unidata Community is as easy as using our software! Utilizing Unidata software packages enables users to engage in earth-system education and research.
Participation in the Unidata Community provides users with resources to help in troubleshooting, as well as make benefical connections through a variety of interactions.
There's a lot going on at the Unidata Program Center in Boulder, Colorado. Here's how you can stay up to date with events, program announcements, software releases, and other information.
You can find the latest news and updates from the Unidata Program Center in the News@Unidata blog.
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Unidata is governed by its community. Our governing committees serve as a vital conduit for information on the needs and requirements of community members, help build consensus on future directions for the Unidata Program, and establish standards of involvement for the community.
To nominate yourself or a colleague for membership on one of Unidata's governing committees, use our nomination form.
The Unidata Users Committee, composed of university representatives appointed by the Strategic Advisory Committee chair, is the primary mechanism for gaining feedback on the effectiveness of the Unidata Program. Appointments reflect the range of large and small colleges and universities with undergraduate and graduate emphases where Unidata systems are in use.
The committee is charged with three tasks:
The Users Committee meets a minimum of twice yearly and reports to the Policy Committee; its members are appointed for three years.Learn about the Unidata Users Committee
The Unidata Strategic Advisory Committee (formerly named the Policy Committee) holds the primary responsibility for guiding the Unidata Program. The eight voting members of the committee are drawn from academia, balancing the membership to represent a range of colleges and universities and to reflect the concerns of both instructors and researchers. The committee also includes representatives from NASA, NOAA, and NSF, as well as from UCAR and NCAR, who are important sources of information and advice about events and conditions that can profoundly affect the program.
The Strategic Advisory Committee meets twice a year, and its members serve three-year terms. The committee's official charge is to make recommendations to the director of Unidata on policies, activities, and objectives. The committee's most important responsibility is to ensure that the needs of the university community are met and that Unidata is responsive to those needs.Learn about the Unidata Strategic Advisory Committee
In addition to the standing Strategic Advisory Committee and Users Committee, Program Center staff periodically call on community members to provide additional guidance for specific projects by forming Steering Committees. Steering committees meet as needed, generally via teleconference, to provide feedback on project direction and priorities.Learn about the Steering Committees
Unidata advancements and technologies have been the subject of many publications since the Program's inception.
A bibliography of publications involving Unidata technologies in alphabetical order.View the Unidata bibliography
A list of terms and common acronyms used within the Unidata community.View the glossary of terms
Unidata mailing lists enable the community to glean community knowledge and support.View the Unidata mailing lists
News and announcements from the Unidata Program Center and community at large.View the Unidata news blog
A weblog about software development by Unidata developers.View the Unidata developer's blog