In case you missed it — here's a recap of news from the Unidata Program Center for the month of February, 2018.
The ESIP Federation's Raskin Scholarship is open to undergraduates, graduate students, and early career (5-years post degree) scientists in the Earth or computer sciences who have an interest in community evolution of Earth science data systems. Applications are accepted through April 2, 2018.
The Unidata Users Committee invites you to submit nominations for the Russell L. DeSouza Award for Outstanding Community Service by March 23, 2018. This Community Service Award honors individuals whose energy, expertise, and active involvement enable the Unidata Program to better serve the geosciences. Honorees personify Unidata's ideal of a community that shares ideas, data, and software through computing and networking technologies.
The Unidata Program Center reminds you that the deadline for submitting proposals for this year's Community Equipment Awards is March 16, 2018.
The THREDDS Development Team is preparing for the release of the first public beta of version 5 of the THREDDS Data Server (TDS), scheduled on or before March 19th, 2018. TDS v5 includes some major under-the-hood changes, which we will detail in the release notice. A beta version of netCDF-Java v5 will be announced at some point after the first stable release of the TDS v5.
On the Developer's Blog
Unidata Program Center developers write regularly on technical topics on the Unidata Developer's Blog. This month, the developer Sean Arms discusses the THREDDS Data Server team's decision to change to a less restrictive software license. MetPy Mondays posts continue to appear each week — check out this month's posts on Radar plotting and animations.
Governing Committee News
Unidata's Users Committee met 16-17 October 2017, in Boulder, Colorado. This was a joint meeting with the Strategic Advisory Committee. The meeting summary is available here. The next meeting is scheduled for 4-5 April 2018 in Boulder, CO.
Unidata's Strategic Advisory Committee met 17-18 October 2017 in Boulder, Colorado. This was a joint meeting with the Users Committee. The meeting summary is available here. The next meeting will be held 29-30 March 2018 in Washington, DC.