8:00 - Session 1 - Introductions
8:15 - Overview of National Flood Interoperability Experiment (David Maidment) [powerpoint slides, 88mb]
9:15 - Visualizing the integration of discrete and continuous data (Jeff Weber) [live demo of Unidata IDV; not downloadable]
9:45 - Break
10:15 - Session 2 - Introductions
10:30 - Global Flood Forecasting for GEOSS (David Arctur) [powerpoint slides, 43mb]
11:15 - Standards and interoperability for cross-domain science; advances in netCDF/CF (Ethan Davis) [powerpoint slides, 1.3mb]
11:45 - Closing remarks (David Maidment)
12:00 - Adjourn
The overall goal of this OWDI Summit is to stimulate engagement in development of tools and policies for the U.S. Open Water Data Initiative. Similar initiatives are being pursued in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and other regions. The main objective of this particular event is to acquaint the OGC community and the broader geoscience community in the central Colorado region with recent advancements in high-resolution forecasting of precipitation, runoff, streamflow, and flooding across the continental U.S. in near-real time. This represents the first time that surface water flows have been modeled and studied at the national scale. Similar data and tools from the European Center for Medium-Range Weather Forecasting (ECMWF) in UK and the Joint Research Centre (JRC) in Italy are being applied on a global scale, through the GEOSS Architecture Implementation Pilot. The integrative framework, data and models being developed are enabling a major shift in the kinds of questions and issues scientists, meteorologists, and emergency response teams can start to address.
This research and development will be of interest to geoscientists in atmospheric and hydrological domains, as well as to operational meteorologists and even local-level public safety officials such as fire and police departments responsible for emergency response. The latter are among the key beneficiaries of this work.
Come and learn how were doing this.-- DavidArctur - 07 Jun 2015