In case you missed it — here's a recap of news from the Unidata Program Center for the month of January, 2019.
A few deadlines to be aware of:
- Applications for 2019 Community Equipment Awards will be accepted until 8 March 2019.
- Nominations for the 2019 Russell L. DeSouza Award will be accepted until 20 March 2019.
- Applications for the NOAA-NASA Satellite Meteorology Summer School will be accepted until 31 March 2019.
Members of the Unidata Program Center staff were on hand at the 99th annual American Meteorology Society meeting, 6-10 January 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. We make an effort to let you know when good times to stop by and talk with specific software developers might be.
Do you know someone in the Unidata community who has been actively involved and helpful to you and other Unidata members? Perhaps this is someone who volunteers to assist others, contributes software, or makes suggestions that are generally useful for the community. The Unidata Users Committee invites you to submit nominations for the Russell L. DeSouza Award for Outstanding Community Service.
MetPy 0.10.0 has been released. New features of the 0.10 series include simplified plotting, unit support in xarray selection, and updates for several calculations.
This year's annual American Meteorological Society meeting, was held January 6-10 in Phoenix, Arizona. While we missed interacting with those in our community who could not attend due to the shutdown of the Federal government, we were happy to see many others participating in the meeting and at our booth in the exhibit hall. As always, we were also glad to meet so many prospective community members at the AMS Student Conference.
The NOAA National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) and the NASA Earth Sciences Division are pleased to announce a Satellite Meteorology Summer School on the theory and use of Satellite Data to engage graduate students and individuals with early postdoctoral appointments in the science of developing and using satellite data for the atmosphere, land, oceans, and cryosphere.
On the Developer's Blog
Unidata Program Center developers write regularly on technical topics on the Unidata Developer's Blog. The ongoing MetPy Mondays series took a bit of a break over the holiday and conference season, but it's back with a discussion of the magic of dictionary comprehensions.
Governing Committee News
Unidata's Users Committee met 10-11 September 2018, in Boulder, Colorado. The next meeting is scheduled for 21-22 March 2019 in Boulder, CO.
Unidata's Strategic Advisory Committee met 19-20 September 2018 in Boulder, CO. The next meeting will be held 16-17 April 2019 in at Pensylvania State University in State College, PA.