In case you missed it — here's a recap of news from the Unidata Program Center for the month of July, 2022.
Upcoming deadlines to be aware of:
|1 August||Unidata Committee Nominations|
|3 August||Abstracts due for AGU 2022 Fall Meeting|
|24 August||Abstracts due for AMS 2023 Annual Meeting|
|16 September||Abstracts due for AMS 2023 Student Conference|
Highlights from last month:
The Unidata THREDDS development team released netCDF-Java 5.5.3 on July 5th, 2022; this release contains a number of security upgrades to third party libraries and a variety of bug fixes.
The THREDDS Data Server (TDS) version 5.4 release was announced on July 5th, 2022. This release contains a number of fixes for user-reported bugs, as well as security upgrades to third party libraries. It is recommended that all TDS 5.x users upgrade to this version.
This week's tip describes how GOES satellite data is ingested by EDEX.
Version 5.1.0 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.
Call for Abstracts: Education and Workforce Development in the Era of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
The 2022 AGU Fall Meeting will be held 12-16 December 2022 in Chicago, IL. This year the Education section will include a session that may be of special interest to Unidata community members: “ED013. Education and Workforce Development for Convergence and Data Sciences in the Era of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.”
Tanya Vance joined the Unidata Program Center as Community Services Manager on May 31, 2022. She comes to Unidata from the New Zealand Department of Conservation/Te Papa Atawhai (DOC) where she served as the manager of the National Freshwater Ecosystems & Threats Team. While at DOC, she co-lead national and cross-agency strategy development, provided oversight and advising on climate and ecological programs, and the development of national-scale watershed restoration projects co-designed and co-led with Indigenous Tribal Partners and in collaboration with a wide variety of community stakeholders.
AWIPS 18.2.1-6 is a new release to both EDEX and CAVE.
On the Developer's Blog
Unidata Program Center developers write regularly on technical topics on the Unidata Developer's Blog. In July, the MetPy Mondays series looks at predicting the height of the 500hPa layer, busting myths with MetPy, using altimeter settings, and dealing with NaNs.
Governing Committee News
Unidata's Users Committee will met June 2-3, 2022 in Boulder, CO. The fall meeting will be held jointly with the Strategic Advisory Committee in November 2022.
Unidata's Strategic Advisory Committee met July 7-8, 2022 in Boulder, CO. The fall meeting will be held jointly with the Users Committee in November 2022.