Unidata Update: June 2015

In case you missed it — here's a recap of news from the Unidata Program Center for the month of June, 2015.

Welcome Summer Intern Josh Clark

Josh Clark

The Unidata Program Center is happy to be hosting summer intern Josh Clark. Josh graduated from the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) in the spring of 2015 with a B.S. in Meteorology, and is headed to the graduate program at San Jose State's Fire Weather Research Lab this fall.

NetCDF-Java library and TDS version 4.6.2

TDS

The NetCDF-Java/Common Data Model (CDM) library and THREDDS Data Server (TDS) version 4.6.2 were released on June 9th, 2015. The development team recommends this upgrade for anyone using the CDM or TDS.

NetCDF operators (NCO) version 4.5.0

NCO

Version 4.5.0 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.

A New Look for Unidata's Web Site

Unidata web site

Unidata's web site has a new look. If you're reading this on the web site, you've undoubtedly figured that out. If you're reading News@Unidata via an RSS feed or some other aggregator, however, it's possible you haven't seen the site's redesign.

Join us for the 2015 Software Training Workshops

Training

Registration is open for Unidata's 2015 Software Training Workshop. The workshop features Unidata's display and analysis packages IDV and AWIPS-II (with GEMPAK), as well as data access and management tools including the Local Data Manager (LDM) and the THREDDS Data Server (TDS). This year's workshop will also include a session on using the Python programming language with Unidata technologies.

Unidata Governing Committee Nominations Open

Committees

The Unidata Program Center is seeking new people to serve on Unidata's Strategic Advisory and Users Committees. This is your chance to make a difference on behalf of the Unidata community. As William Gallus, the current Chair of the Unidata Strategic Advisory Committee notes, “Serving as a member of these committees puts you in the driver's seat to help shape the future of Unidata and thus the future of real time weather data delivery and the means to work with it.”

Wanted: Student Representative for Unidata Users Committee

Student Reps

The Unidata Users Committee is seeking nominations for a Graduate Student representative to join the group of nine university faculty members currently serving on this committee. Nominees should be Graduate Students who have completed at least one year of study, use Unidata software, and hold a strong interest in the Unidata program. Nominations may be made by any community member, and self-nominations are acceptable. This position will be for a two-year term.

On the Developer's Blog

Unidata Program Center developers write regularly on technical topics on the Unidata Developer's Blog. Most recently, developer Michael James describes some recent additions to AWIPS II and developer Sean Arms talks about THREDDS and Java 8.

Governing Committee News

Unidata's Users Committee met March 26-27, 2014, in Boulder, Colorado. The meeting summary is available here. The next meeting will be a joint meeting with the Strategic Advisory Committee held 30 September - 2 October, 2015 in Boulder, CO.

Unidata's Strategic Advisory Committee (formerly the Policy Committee) met 22-23 April, 2015 at Millersville University. The meeting summary is available here. The next meeting will be a joint meeting with the Users Committee held 30 September - 2 October, 2015 in Boulder, CO.

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