Happy New Year from the Unidata Program Center staff!
We look forward to seeing you at the AMS meeting in New Orleans, and to working with you over the coming year.
In case you missed it — here's a recap of news from the Unidata Program Center for the month of December, 2015.
The Unidata Program Center is pleased to announce the opening of the 2016 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 2016, a total of $100,000 is available for awards; proposals for amounts up to $20,000 will be considered.
Members of the Unidata Program Center staff will be attending the 96th annual American Meteorology Society meeting, January 10-14 2014, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Unidata will be in Booth 224 in the exhibit hall; feel free to stop by to talk with us. The booth will feature live, hands-on demonstrations of Unidata software and services, including a look at the current state of the AWIPS II environment. Come and talk with the developers about what's coming up and what you'd like to see.
The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) membership has approved the OGC CF-netCDF 3.0 encoding using GML Coverage Application Schema, an extension to the OGC CF-netCDF 3.0 encoding standard.
On the Developer's Blog
Unidata Program Center developers write regularly on technical topics on the Unidata Developer's Blog. Most recently, developer Ward Fisher provides some technical details about the CloudIDV project.
Governing Committee News
Unidata's Users Committee met 30 September - 2 October, 2015, in Boulder, Colorado. The meeting summary will be available here in the near future. The next meeting will be held 11-12 April, 2016 in Boulder, CO.
Unidata's Strategic Advisory Committee (formerly the Policy Committee) met 30 September - 2 October, 2015, in Boulder, Colorado. The meeting summary will be available here in the near future. The next meeting held 7-8 April, 2016 at the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg.