Unidata Update: September 2020

In case you missed it — here's a recap of news from the Unidata Program Center for the month of September, 2020.

UCAR continues to follow physical distancing guidelines, and Unidata Program Center staff are continuing to work from home at this time. We're all still available by e-mail and other electronic means to help with your data and software needs. Please don't hesitate to write to us if there is something we can do to help keep your science up and running.

Upcoming deadlines to be aware of:

9 October Applications are due for the 2020-21 ESIP Community Fellowship program.

Highlights from last month:

Unidata Program Center Welcomes Hailey Johnson

Hailey Johnson

Hailey Johnson joined the Unidata software development team on August 17th, 2020. Hailey majored in Computer Science and Earth and Ocean Science at Duke University, and briefly worked as a DevOps Engineer at Microsoft before enrolling in the Geological Sciences graduate program at the University of Florida. She will receive her Ph.D. in December, 2020.

ESIP: Community Fellowships

ESIP

The Federation of Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) is an open networked community that brings together science, data and information technology practitioners around Earth science issues. The ESIP Community Fellowship program offers students a chance to work closely with professionals in an interdisciplinary, cross-sector group (ESIP collaboration area) on current Earth Science problems. The application deadline for the 2020-21 fellowship is October 9, 2020.

NetCDF operators (NCO) version 4.9.4

NetCDF

Version 4.9.4 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.

Unidata is looking for a Software Developer

LDM

The Unidata Program Center is looking for a software developer to help us help our community of scientists access the Earth system science data that fuels their research. You'll have a chance work with a great team at the Unidata Program Center and and enthusiastic open source community to test, maintain, and develop Unidata software projects, focusing on our open source efforts related to the Unidata's Local Data Manager (LDM) software package and community use of the LDM via the Internet Data Distribution (IDD) system.

NetCDF operators (NCO) version 4.9.5

NetCDF

Version 4.9.5 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.

LDM 6.13.12

LDM

LDM 6.13.12 has been released.

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 experiments with creating a system to send text messages containing forecast model data, and creating matplotlib markers from SVG images.

Governing Committee News

Unidata's Users Committee will meet in a virtual meeting September 10-11, 2020. A follow-on meeting will take place in November 13, 2020.

Unidata's Strategic Advisory Committee met in a virtual meeting August 6-7, 2020. Follow-on meetings will take place October 26-27, 2020.

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