[ESIP-all] 2006 NOAA CLASS Users' Workshop
Carol B. Meyer
carol.meyer at earthsciencefoundation.org
Fri Jun 16 13:50:30 EDT 2006
From: Chris Elvidge [mailto:Chris.Elvidge at noaa.gov]
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2006 1:02 PM
To: carol.meyer at earthsciencefoundation.org
Subject: Could you send this to ESIP?
I am writing to invite your participation in the 2006 CLASS Users'
Workshop - set for August 7 and 8, 2006. CLASS is the Comprehensive
Large Array-data Stewardship System, designed to provide long-term
archive and access to NOAA's satellite data, plus other satellite data
holdings NOAA has responsibility for. Below is a listing of the current
agenda. The venue is located in the NIST Auditorium located at 325
Broadway, Boulder, Colorado. The workshop web site is at
http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/dmsp/2nd_class_workshop/class.html. We will be
adding a section to the web site to post questions and suggestions for
CLASS, which will be reviewed at the workshop. Please send your
questions and suggestions to me.
The First CLASS Users' Workshop was held in August of 2005 at NCAR in
Boulder. The workshop was well attended and had representatives from all
the major scientific disciplines expected to be using data from CLASS.
There was wide agreement from the participants that CLASS needed to
incorporate API's to facilitate large volume data extractions. It was
clear that the scientific community would like to work with NOAA to
review and discuss data discovery tools, metadata, and data formats
The purpose of the 2006 workshop is to provide: 1) an update on the
developments and planning within CLASS, 2) review and discussion of the
NRC panel report on NOAA data archiving, 3) reports from CLASS
developers and planners, and 4) development of user recommendations on
data format, granule, and metadata options for NPP data.
If you are interested in registering for the workshop, please contact
Janet Brown at noaa.gov. We anticipate a registration fee of approximately
$100. Online registration should be open later this month. A block of
rooms is being held for workshop participants at the Boulder Inn
(1-800-233-8469) at a rate of $89 per night (mention the CLASS
worskhop). This hotel is within walking distance of the NIST building.
In addition, the hotel can provide shuttle service to and from the NIST
building. Please distribute this announcement to others who you think
may be interested in attending.
Thank you and we hope you can join us August 7 and 8.
Christopher D. Elvidge, Ph.D.
Earth Observation Group
NOAA-NESDIS National Geophysical Data Center E/GC2
325 Broadway, Boulder, Colorado 80305 USA
Email: chris.elvidge at noaa.gov
August 7, 2006
* 8:00 : Check in - badge up - continental breakfast
* 9:00 : Objectives and review of first workshop (Chris Elvidge, NGDC)
* 9:50 : Update on the NGDC CLASS node (John Kinsfather, NGDC)
* 10:00 : Break
* 10:20 : Archive Requirements Working Group activities (TBD)
* 11:00 : Review of the NRC Panel Report on NOAA data archiving
(Chris Fox, NGDC)
* 11:30 : Discussion
* 12:00 : Lunch
* 13:00 : Presentations from CLASS Developers
o Web Services Interface (Eric Kihn, NGDC)
o Rich Inventory Metadata (Ted Habermann, NGDC)
o Release schedule and content (Constantino Cremidis, CLASS)
* 15:00 : Break
* 15:20 : Overview of NPP Data Format, Granule, and Metadata Issues
(Richard Ullman, NASA-GSFC)
* 16:00 : CLASS Long Term System Architecture and Transition Plan (Doug
* 17:00 : Open discussion / questions.
August 8, 2006
* 8:00 : Continental Breakfast
* 8:30 : NOAA's Next Generation R&D High Performance Computing System
(Leslie Hart, ESRL-GSD)
* 9:00 : Profile of NPOESS HDF5 (Kim Tomashosky, Raytheon)
* 9:30 : NPP Data Format, Granule, and Metadata Issues with open
discussion (Robert Rank, CLASS and Richard Ullman, NASA-GSFC)
* 10:15 : Break
* 10:30 : NPP Breakout Sessions: Data Format Issues and Metadata Issues
* 12:00 : Lunch
* 13:00: NPP Breakout Sessions Continued
* 14:00 : Report Back, Open Discussion and Summary
* 15:00 : Adjourn
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