Visualization is an increasingly important activity for understanding complex geoscience data, and for communicating results to a variety of audiences. As a result, the European Geoscience Union (EGU) conference has, in recent years, begun holding sessions dedicated to scientific visualization. For the 2013 EGU conference, to be held in Vienna, Austria from 7-12 April, 2013, this offering is being expanded into a full sub-programme titled Visualization for scientific discovery and communication.
At EGU 2012, a session dedicated to visualization tools for earth science data was very well attended. This year, there is not only a regular session within the ESSI program (ESSI3.1), but also a "splinter meeting" (SPM2.12) that will concentrate on a demonstration of visualization tools.
The splinter meeting, hosted jointly by y the German Climate Computing Centre (DKRZ), the Max-Planck-Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M), the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), and the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), will present and demonstrate seven commonly available visualization tools that are especially well suited to analyze earth science data sets. Among the tools discussed will be Unidata's Integrated Data Viewer (IDV), the NCAR Command Language (NCL), and VAPOR. Unidata staff will be on hand to demonstrate and discuss the IDV.
Attendance at the splinter meeting, which will be held on Wednesday, April 10th (15.30 - 19.00, Room Y3), will be limited. If you are interested in participating, sign up as soon as possible at the splinter meeting web site.