NSF Unidata Update: May 2024

In case you missed it — here's a recap of news from the NSF Unidata Program Center for the month of May, 2024.

Upcoming deadlines to be aware of:

8 July Apply for NSF Faculty Travel Grants.
2 August Nominations for the NSF Unidata Governing Committee membership are due.

Highlights from last month:

AWIPS Tips: Saving User Configurations Locally

AWIPS Tips

This tip walks through the process of saving user configurations and overrides locally. Saving configurations locally can be helpful to have a backup version of these files, if you are connecting to different EDEX servers, or an EDEX server was updated and no longer has your files.

AWIPS Tips: Inserting Data into EDEX with Python

AWIPS Tips

This tip discusses an alternative method to ingest data into EDEX outside of edexBridge. The most standard way of inserting data into the EDEX processing queue is by using the -edex command in your pqact entry when receiving data through the LDM.

SSEC Unidata Server Has Been Shut Down

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The NSF Unidata server hosted at the Space Science and Engineering Center (SSEC) at the University of Wisconsin, Madison (unidata3.ssec.wisc.edu) has been permanently decommissioned.

Apply Now For NSF Faculty Travel Grants

AGU 2024 meeting logo

A new U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) funded faculty travel grant program will support up to 50 early-to-mid career faculty from under-resourced U.S. undergraduate-focused institutions, such as Emerging Research Institutions (ERIs), Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs), and community colleges (2YCs) to attend the fall AGU24 annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

AWIPS Tips: Plotting NEXRAD Data in Python

AWIPS Tips

This tip looks at a python-awips example notebook that demonstrates how to work with radar data by investigating available radar sites and seeing what products are available for a given site.

On the Developer's Blog

NSF Unidata Program Center developers write regularly on technical topics on the Unidata Developer's Blog. The ongoing MetPy Mondays series is on a short hiatus.

Governing Committee News

NSF Unidata's Users Committee met May 13-14, 2024 at the Unidata Program Center in Boulder, CO. The Users Committee will meet in a joint session with the Strategic Advisory Committee in September, 2024.

NSF Unidata's Strategic Advisory Committee met May 2-3, 2024 at Howard University in Washington, DC. The Strategic Advisory Committee will meet in a joint session with the Users Committee in September, 2024.

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