[ESIP-all] New ESIP Cluster proposal - request for comment

Moroni, David F (398G) David.F.Moroni at jpl.nasa.gov
Wed Mar 21 19:02:05 EDT 2018

Hi James,

I agree that this is an extremely good idea, and I think it would be good to also think about streamlining certain metadata procurement processes within these existing data models, such as within the UDUNITS database (leveraged by CF) and the CF standard name table. The approval process for new metadata attributes in these areas is a bit of a black box, not very transparent, and also presents a significant bottleneck for PI’s of newer remote sensing projects that are providing newer flavors of measurements that are not currently captured by both UDUNITS and the CF standard name list.

I had thought about organizing a breakout session at the 2018 summer ESIP meeting to address some of these issues, but perhaps your cluster is a better fit for this.


From: ESIP-all <esip-all-bounces at lists.esipfed.org> on behalf of James Gallagher via ESIP-all <esip-all at lists.esipfed.org>
Reply-To: James Gallagher <jgallagher at opendap.org>
Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 3:53 PM
To: Ethan Davis <edavis at ucar.edu>
Cc: ESIP-all <esip-all at lists.esipfed.org>
Subject: Re: [ESIP-all] New ESIP Cluster proposal - request for comment

On Mar 21, 2018, at 16:18, Ethan Davis via ESIP-all <esip-all at lists.esipfed.org<mailto:esip-all at lists.esipfed.org>> wrote:

Hi all,

Here is a description / mission statement for a new ESIP cluster:

The mission of the Data Model Cluster is to support efforts to advance existing and developing data models for earth system science data.

Discussion and project topics will likely involve
·         Existing abstract data models (e.g., CF and OGC)
·         Web APIs, traditional APIs, and related data models (e.g., OPeNDAP and OGC WCS)
·         File formats, other encodings, and related data models (e.g., netCDF, HDF, GRIB)
Current efforts include:
·         Supporting efforts to advance netCDF-CF
·         Investigating OGC MetOcean Profile for OGC WCS 2.1
Thoughts, comments, and suggestions are welcome.

I think this is a good idea. I’d like to be part of it. I’m particularly interested in expmanding support for what Chris Little calls Natural Axes subsetting (subsetting by lat, lon and time) and Trajectory subsetting in DAP.


PS. GRIB? ;-)


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