2021 CF Workshop

The 2021 CF Workshop will be a virtual meeting on 21-23 September 2021. The meeting will run for three hours on each day, 15:00 to 18:00 UTC, plus an informal hour at the end of each day.

Thanks for its support of this meeting to:


You can register using this form. There is no fee!

Virtual Meeting Information

The meeting will be held on Zoom. Click here to access the meeting.

Click here to join the social hour after each day’s sessions (the password should have been e-mailed to you, but if not it will be made available during the meeting).


All of the presentations and notes for the plenary and breakout sessions will be available in this Google Drive folder.


Tuesday, 21 September 2021

Wednesday, 22 September 2021

Thursday, 23 September 2021

Topics for Breakout Sessions

We invite suggestions of topics for breakout sessions. To suggest a topic, please comment on GitHub Issue #114 “Inviting suggestions for breakout discussion topics at the 2021 CF workshop”.

Proposed Topics (with lead)

See here for a brief description of each session.

Wednesday, 22 September 2021 Thursday, 23 September 2021
Metadata to encode precision of lossy compression (Charlie Zender) The CFA conventions for the storage of aggregation variables within CF-netCDF datasets (David Hassell)
Standard names (Alison Pamment) Climate indices (Lars Bärring)
Use cases for CF in machine learning training datasets (Aleksandar Jelenak) Trusted Provenance (Daniel Lee)
  Assign DOIs for CF conventions (Guilherme Castelão)

The organising committee