Unidata Update: May 2019

In case you missed it — here's a recap of news from the Unidata Program Center for the month of May, 2019.

Upcoming deadlines to be aware of:

20 June Nominations for Unidata Users Committee and Strategic Advisory Committee

Highlights from last month:

NetCDF 4.7.0

netCDF

Version 4.7.0 of the netCDF-C library is now available. Read on to learn more about this release.

Python-Focused Software Training Workshop at the University at Albany

University at Albany

The State University of New York at Albany in Albany, New York hosted a Unidata Regional Software Training Workshop May 29-30, 2019. Unidata software developers led the two-day Python-focused workshop, which will cover the use of the MetPy and Siphon packages in the context of atmospheric science.

Save the Date: Python-Focused Software Training Workshop at Valparaiso University

Valparaiso University

Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Indiana will be hosting a Unidata Regional Software Training Workshop August 12-13, 2019. Unidata software developers will be leading the two-day Python-focused workshop, which will cover the use of the MetPy and Siphon packages in the context of atmospheric science.

A workshop at Valparaiso originally scheduled for March, 2019 was cancelled when a severe winter storm prevented Unidata instructors from traveling to Indiana. The August workshop will have the same agenda as was planned for March.

High Plains Regional Climate Center Inaugurates new THREDDS Data Server

University of Nebraska

On March 25, the High Plains Regional Climate Center (HPRCC) hosted a workshop on accessing climate data using THREDDS Data Servers. Ten faculty, staff, and students from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln were in attendance and represented a wide variety of disciplines, including agriculture, climatology, and ecology. The workshop provided an opportunity for the participants to interact with data on a THREDDS Data Server and learn about netCDF data. For many, this was a brand new experience.

Unidata Committee Nominations Open

Unidata Joint Governing Committee

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.

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 looked at best practices for specifying paths in your code and creating documentation for your own functions.

Governing Committee News

Unidata's Users Committee met 21-22 March 2019, in Boulder, Colorado. The meeting summary will be available shortly. The meeting summary is available here. The next meeting is scheduled for 21-22 March 2019 in Boulder, CO. The next meeting will be a joint meeting with the Strategic Advisory Committee held 1-3 October 2019 in Boulder, CO.

Unidata's Strategic Advisory Committee met 16-17 April 2019 in at Pensylvania State University in State College, PA. The meeting summary will be available shortly. The meeting summary is available here. The next meeting will be a joint meeting with the Users Committee held 1-3 October 2019 in Boulder, CO.

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