Happy New Year from the Unidata Program Center! In case you missed it — here's a recap of news from the month of December, 2016.
The 97th AMS Annual Meeting will be held 22-26 January 2017 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington. As in previous years, the Society will sponsor a Career Fair at the beginning of the meeting, in conjunction with the annual AMS Student Conference.
AWIPS build 16.2.2-3 is now available. Updates include:
- EDEX is now available for 64-bit CentOS/RHEL 7.
- Radar mosaic CAVE bundle fix.
- httpd access_log now reports client hostname.
- Re-enable LDM scour to backup EDEX scour in the event that EDEX stops but LDM continues to write files to /awips2/data_store.
- Added command "edex start base" to start all services excluding the LDM (same as at boot).
- Removed gempak from awips2-server group due to yum not resolving deps on some systems.
The 3rd IEEE International SmartWorld Congress (IEEE SmartWorld 2017) will be held August 4-8, 2017, in San Francisco, California. With the theme “Smart Things Everywhere,” SmartWorld 2017 aims to “provide a high-profile, leading-edge platform for researchers and engineers to exchange and explore state-of-art advances and innovations in graceful integrations of Cyber, Physical, Social, and Thinking Worlds.”
The Unidata Summer Internship offers undergraduate and graduate students an opportunity to work with Unidata software engineers and scientists on projects drawn from a wide variety of areas in the atmospheric and computational sciences. Unidata's mission is to support the Earth Science research and education community with data and tools for data access, analysis, and visualization. Unidata interns pursue the goal of adding innovative enhancements to data access, analysis, and visualization tools developed within Unidata.
The Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies (EIPT) is organizing a â€œhackathonâ€� during the 2017 AMS Annual Meeting in Seattle. The hackathon will be hosted by Cray Supercomputing, and is open to anyone interested in “noodling with the data and getting an opportunity to utilize supercomputing time or just work through a problem we've posed,” according to the event organizers.
Version 4.6.3 of the netCDF Operators (NCO) has been released. NCO is an Open Source package that consists of a dozen standalone, command-line programs that take netCDF files as input, then operate (e.g., derive new data, average, print, hyperslab, manipulate metadata) and output the results to screen or files in text, binary, or netCDF formats.
On the Developer's Blog
Unidata Program Center developers write regularly on technical topics on the Unidata Developer's Blog. Most recently, developer Dennis Heimbigner describes a proposed cloud architecture for the THREDDS Data Server, and developer Michael James talks about how AWIPS depends on GEMPAK, and what that means for MacOS support.
Governing Committee News
Unidata's Strategic Advisory Committee is meeting 6-7 October 2016 in Boulder, Colorado. The meeting summary is available here. The next meeting will be held 13-14 April 2017 at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.