[ESIP-all] BESSIG Wed, July 24, 4 - 6 PM, "HDF and the Earth Science Platform"

Anne Wilson anne.wilson at lasp.colorado.edu
Mon Jul 15 16:45:04 EDT 2013


If you're in Boulder next week, please considering joining our July 
meeting of the Boulder Earth and Space Science Informatics Group 
(BESSIG).   Our speaker will be our own beloved Ted Habermann on the topic:

HDF and The Earth Science Platform

Ted Habermann, The HDF Group

Interoperable data and understanding across the Earth Science community 
requires convergence towards a standard set of data formats and 
services, metadata standards, and conventions for effective use of both. 
Although large legacy archives still exist in netCDF3, HDF4, and many 
custom formats, we have achieved considerable convergence in the data 
format layer with the merger of the netCDF4 and HDF5 formats. The way 
forward seems clear as more groups in many disciplines join the HDF5 
community. The data service layer has experienced similar convergence as 
OGC Service Standards are adopted and used in increasing numbers and 
connections across former chasms are deployed (ncWMS, ncSOS, netCDF/CF 
as OGC Standards). Many data providers around the world are in the 
process of converging towards ISO Standards for documenting data and 
services. Connections are also helping here (ncISO). Many groups are now 
working towards convergence in the conventions layer. The HDF-EOS and 
Climate-Forecast conventions have been used successfully for many 
datasets spanning many Earth Science disciplines. These two sets of 
conventions reflect different histories and approaches that provide a 
rich set of lessons learned as we move forward.

For schedule details see 

Hope to see you there!


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