In case you missed it — here's a wrap-up of news from the Unidata Program Center for the month of February, 2013.
The Unidata program and the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Space Science and Engineering Center (SSEC) have a long history of collaboration and cooperation to serve the needs of Unidata community members. Now, the SSEC Data Center, which provides access to and distribution of real-time and archive weather satellite data, is beginning a new program to make limited amounts of archive satellite data available to Unidata's academic community members at no cost.
For many years, the Unidata program has been active in helping university departments deploy and use Unidata technologies. Through our governing committees (which are composed of faculty and staff from member universities), we've learned a lot about the current state of information technology support in geoscience departments today. In hopes of learning more about the evolving university IT landscape in today's budget-constrained environment, we asked other members of Unidata's university community to give us some insight into how information technology support works in your departments.
GEMPAK 6.8.0 is now available.
The Department of Meteorology and Climate Science at San Jose State University will sponsor a Unidata Regional Workshop March 14-15, 2013. The workshop will focus on how large datasets are accessed, organized, and interpreted under the use of free-and-open sharing of Earth System data.
Version 6.11.3 of the Local Data Manager has been released.
The Open Geospatial Consortium membership has adopted the Climate and Forecast (CF) extension to the existing OGC Network Common Data Form (NetCDF) Core Encoding Standard version 1.0.
The European Space Agency is organising a "Big data from Space" event June 5-7, 2013 in Rome, Italy.
The DataONE 2013 Summer Internship program is now open for applications by undergraduate students, graduate students, and postgraduates who have received their masters or doctorate within the past five years.