Happy New Year from the Unidata Program Center staff!
We look forward to seeing you at the AMS meeting in Phoenix, and to working with you over the coming year.
In case you missed it — here's a recap of news from the Unidata Program Center for the month of December, 2014.
The High Impact Weather Prediction Project (HIWPP) is a collaboration between a dozen or more organizations led by the NOAA Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR) Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL) and the OAR/Office of Weather and Air Quality. As previously reported, the HIWPP project management is working to develop ways to engage the public and the scientific community in the project. Read on for details on how to participate.
Are you a student? Do you use Unidata software packages? Do you love to write code? The Unidata Summer Internship program is looking for you!
The Unidata Summer Internship offers undergraduate and graduate students an opportunity to work with Unidata software engineers and scientists on projects drawn from a wide variety of areas in the atmospheric and computational sciences. Unidata's mission is to support the Earth Science research and education community with data and tools for data access, analysis, and visualization. As a Unidata intern, you'll pursue the goal of adding innovative enhancements to data access, analysis, and visualization tools developed within Unidata.
Members of the Unidata Program Center staff will be attending the 95th annual American Meteorology Society meeting, January 4-8 2014, in Phoenix, Arizona. Unidata will be in Booth 220 in the exhibit hall; feel free to stop by to talk with us. The booth will feature live, hands-on demonstrations of Unidata software and services, including a look at the current state of the AWIPS II environment. Come and talk with the developers about what's coming up and what you'd like to see.
The Unidata Program Center is pleased to announce the opening of the 2015 Unidata Community Equipment Awards solicitation. Created under the sponsorship of the National Science Foundation, Unidata equipment awards are intended to encourage new members from diverse disciplinary backgrounds in the geosciences to join the Unidata community, and to encourage existing members to continue their active participation, enhancing the community process. For 2015, a total of $100,000 is available for awards; proposals for amounts up to $20,000 will be considered.
On the Developer's Blog
Unidata Program Center developers write regularly on technical topics on the Unidata Developer's Blog. Numerous recent articles by John Caron have dealt with converting GRIB files to netCDF-4 format.
Governing Committee News
Unidata's Strategic Advisory Committee (formerly the Policy Committee) met October 8-9, 2014 in Boulder, Colorado. The meeting summary is available here. The next meeting will be held 22-23 April, 2015 at Millersville University.