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Reminder: Unidata 2018 Community Equipment Awards

Equipment Awards

Reminder: The deadline for submitting proposals for this year's Community Equipment Awards is March 16, 2018.

The Unidata Program Center is pleased to announce the opening of the 2018 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 2018, a total of $100,000 is available for awards; proposals for amounts up to $20,000 will be considered.

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Call for Proposals: Unidata 2018 Community Equipment Awards

Equipment Awards
Unidata offers equipment grants to support a variety of projects

The Unidata Program Center is pleased to announce the opening of the 2018 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 2018, a total of $100,000 is available for awards; proposals for amounts up to $20,000 will be considered.

Past recipients of Unidata equipment awards have used the grants to procure equipment for data sharing, to create interactive data visualization laboratories, and to encourage the use of Unidata software packages in research and education.

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Models in the Cloud: A Cost Exploration of Cloud Computing for the Atmospheric Sciences

Cloud computing vs local computing

Lucas Sterzinger's capstone (undergraduate senior) research project at the University of North Dakota (UND) investigated how cloud computing services could be used to run weather models, specifically for small businesses.

In this article, Lucas summarizes his project, which looked at whether hosting servers in the cloud a reasonable alternative to buying physical hardware to be located on-site.

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Cloud-Based Visualization at Pennsylvania State University

Penn State

Researchers at Pennsylvania State University have used funds made available through Unidata's Community Equipment Awards program to prototype a system for using cloud-based resources to provide access to 3D-visualization software. Their project, titled “A Prototype Cloud-Based Visualization System for Unidata Applications,” focused on running Unidata's Integrated Data Viewer (IDV) on a remote (“cloud”) system and making it available on multiple remote clients.

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2017 Community Equipment Awards

Unidata is happy to announce the Community Equipment Award recipients for 2017. Five institutions received funding this year:

  • Central Michigan University
  • College of DuPage
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • University Hawaii
  • University of Miami

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