Unidata Staff at AGU Fall 2018 Meeting

Members of the Unidata Program Center staff will be attending the American Geophysical Union 2018 Fall meeting, December 10-14 2018, in Washington, DC. The schedule below lists specific sessions at which UPC staff will be presenting or in attendance. See the AGU Fall meeting Scientific Program for additional information on the sessions.

In addition to the talks and poster sessions listed below, Unidata staff will be spending time at the UCAR Community Programs CPAESS and EarthCube booths in the Exhibit Hall (#911 and #912) There will be scheduled demonstrations of AWIPS and the IDV, or just stop by to chat!

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Python in Action at Valparaiso University

A map discussion with visuals courtesy of Python.
A map discussion with visuals courtesy of Python.

The meteorology curriculum at Valparaiso University (VU) is continuously evolving as new technology arises, and this includes Python. Python is becoming a staple in many VU meteorology courses, where an ever-increasing number of packages and libraries are in use. Adding a new programming language to the educational mix can create a steep learning curve for college students who lack a programming background, but we feel that an early introduction to Python helps to prepare students for immersion into the job market or further education in graduate school.

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Call for Proposals: Unidata 2019 Community Equipment Awards

Equipment Awards
Unidata offers equipment grants to support a variety of projects

The Unidata Program Center is pleased to announce the opening of the 2019 Unidata Community Equipment Awards solicitation. Created under the sponsorship of the National Science Foundation, Unidata equipment awards are intended to encourage new members from diverse disciplinary backgrounds in the geosciences to join the Unidata community, and to encourage existing members to continue their active participation, enhancing the community process. For 2019, a total of $100,000 is available for awards; proposals for amounts up to $20,000 will be considered.

Past recipients of Unidata equipment awards have used the grants to procure equipment for data sharing, to create interactive data visualization laboratories, and to encourage the use of Unidata software packages in research and education. Read on for information about areas that will be given special consideration for the 2019 grants.

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Unidata Update: October 2018

In case you missed it — here's a recap of news from the Unidata Program Center for the month of October, 2018.

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Call for Proposals: WMO Global Campus Innovations

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) WMO Global Campus is the collaborative network of WMO Member institutions and National Meteorological Hydrological Services involved in the development and delivery of education and training. Its goal is to address the evolving global priorities for learning. It is the fruit of the synergies, sharing and cooperation within this community of institutions. In keeping with the concept of a WMO Global Campus as a community of practice, WMO is initiating the publication of a volume of short papers describing case studies of innovations implemented by partners in the Education and Training Programme (ETRP).

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