Unidata Update: May 2014

In case you missed it — here's a recap of news from the Unidata Program Center for the month of May, 2014.

RAMADDA 1.6 Available

RAMADDA

The RAMADDA development team is announced the release of RAMADDA 1.6. The Repository for Archiving, Managing and Accessing Diverse Data (RAMADDA) is an Open Source information management and data repository framework for the geosciences that provides a turnkey system enabling data providers and users to upload, manage, and share data holdings.

2014 Community Equipment Awards

Equipment Awards

Unidata is happy to announce the Community Equipment Award recipients for 2014. Seven institutions received funding this year:

  • Creighton University
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • San Jose State University
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Missouri

2014 Software Training Workshop Coming in October

Training

The Unidata Program Center is pleased to announce its 2014 Software Training Workshop. The workshop features Unidata's display and analysis packages GEMPAK (with an introduction to AWIPS-II) and the IDV, 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.

NetCDF-Java library and TDS version 4.3.22

TDS/CDM

The NetCDF-Java/Common Data Model (CDM) library and THREDDS Data Server (TDS) version 4.3.22 were released on May 27, 2014. The development team recommends this upgrade for anyone using the CDM or TDS.

Summer Interns Join Unidata Program Center Staff

Interns

The Unidata Program Center is happy to be hosting two student interns this summer: Florita Rodriguez from Texas A&M Univeristy in College Station, TX, and Shawn Cheeks from Marshall University in Huntington, WV.

The Unidata Summer Internships offer 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.

NetCDF operators (NCO) version 4.4.4

NCO

Version 4.4.4 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.

IDV 5.0

IDV

The Integrated Data Viewer (IDV) version 5.0 was released on May 30, 2014. This is a major release and is recommended for all users.

 

On the Developer's Blog

Unidata Program Center developers write regularly on technical topics on the Unidata Developer's Blog. Recent articles have dealt with AWIPS II, GEMPAK, and netCDF compression.

Governing Committee News

Unidata's Users Committee is meeting March 31-April 1 2014. The meeting summary is available here. The next meeting will be 15-16 September 2014 in Boulder, Colorado.

Unidata's Strategic Advisory Committee (formerly the Policy Committee) met May 20-21, 2014. The next meeting will be October 8-9, 2014.

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