Unidata Community Services
Status Report: April - September 2010
Linda Miller, Jeff Weber, Doug Dirks
Strategic Focus Areas
The Community Services group's work supports the following Unidata funding proposal focus areas:
- Broadening participation and expanding community
- Advancing data services
- Developing and deploying useful tools
- Enhancing user support services
- Providing leadership in cyberinfrastructure
- Promoting diversity by expanding
Activities Since the Last Status Report
Publication of the monthly e-letter continued in this time period.
- The following community sites were featured:
- The data series has continued:
Community Outreach and Services
Participation in the following meetings
- Vanessa Vincente, Valparaiso University, was a summer visitor as a SOARS protege student. Jeff was her research mentor, and the entire Unidata staff enjoyed her enthusiasm and positive spirit.
- We participated as members of the Office of Federal Coordinator of Meteorology Joint Action Group for Metadata.
- We participated as members of the Office of Federal Coordinator of Meteorology Joint Action Group for Architecture and Data Management.
- We participated as members of the Collaborative Technology Advisory Group to assist in development of strategic plan for interactive collaborative technologies for UCAR.
- We attended the AMS Summer Community Meeting in State College, PA. The meeting took place at Penn State.
- We participated on interview committee for SW Engineer III.
- We coordinated the interview committee for the scientific/technical writer/editor.
- Presented at the Undergraduate Leadership Workshop and served on the panel for the plenary discussion.
- Planned and coordinated Unidata's presence at the UCAR 50th celebration
- Met with the following groups regarding involvement with the Unidata Program Center:
Data Access and Distribution
- As indicated in the Data Series section, NDFD Forecast Grids were added to CONDUIT
- Data Stewardship IIPS AMS Session, chaired by Mohan, will be taking place in Seattle at the Annual Meeting
We plan to continue the following activities:
- Coordination with governing committees, i.e., survey analysis and implementation, data and community needs, committee nominations, DeSouza nominations, advocacy for special opportunities.
- Publication of the monthly E-Letter.
- The Seminar Series has waned over the past six months, but will get on track again very soon.
- Data Access and Distribution-we will continue to coordinate with the technical staff regarding data opportunities and changes. The UPC apprises the Users Committee of possible changes or requirements.
- We continue to track ongoing changes that affect data streams and other important events that impact the Unidata community.
- We will continue to identify important nws-changes for the email list.
- We will continue to monitor the NAWIPS migration to AWIPS2 at NCEP. We are working with Michelle Mainelli and others for status updates to the Unidata community.
- We plan to organize or take part in the following:
- AGU Fall Meeting - December, San Francisco -
- IN02: Enabling and Encouraging Transparency in Science Data (Jeff Weber - Convener)
- U17: Enabling and Encouraging Transparency in Science Data, and for Information Integration. (Jeff Weber - Convener)
- AMS Annual Meeting - January, Seattle - Unidata will have a booth
- We plan to increase the flow of community news updates using passive delivery modes such as RSS feeds, the Unidata Facebook page, and the Unidata Twitter stream.
- Doug Dirks joined the Community Services group as a part-time technical writer and editor in late September. Doug will initially be focusing on the E-Letter and other methods of delivering Unidata news to the community.
Statistics from the Community pages on the Unidata web site.
All Community pages
Most recent six months (April 1 - September 30 2010)
- 17478 unique pageviews
- 2.6% of total unique pageviews to site
Previous six months (October 1, 2009 - March 31, 2010)
- 16600 unique pageviews
- 2.4% of total unique pageviews to site
Top community pages, April 1 - September 30 2010
- 2360 unique pageviews
- 13.5% of total community unique pageviews
- 1052 unique pageviews
- 6.0% of total community unique pageviews
- All newsletter pages
- 4453 unique pageviews
- 25.5% of total community unique pageviews
- 3880 visits by 2546 unique visitors
- (Previous six month period: 2886 visits by 2517 unique visitors)