The Climate and Forecast metadata conventions (CF) are a community-developed standard designed to promote the processing and sharing of climate and forecast model and observational output data, and derived data products. The conventions define metadata that provide a definitive description of what the data in each variable represents, and the spatial and temporal properties of the data. This enables users of data from different sources to decide which quantities are comparable, and facilitates building applications with powerful extraction, regridding, and display capabilities. The CF convention includes a standard name table, which defines strings that identify physical quantities.
In the week prior to the 2022 CF workshop there will be a virtual training event. This will be the first in a series of training sessions organized by and for the CF community. It is aimed primarily at users new or fairly new to CF, and may also be useful to those with more experience.
There are no registration fees for the training session. Pre-registration is not essential, but would help us with planning.
You can register using this form. (This is also the form to use for registration at the 2022 CF workshop, however there is no obligation to also attend the workshop and it is fine if you only want to attend the training session).
Online access will be via Zoom. You can use this link to join the session.
The 2022 CF training workshop will take place online on Thursday 08 September 2022, 15:00-18:00 UTC. All times below are UTC.
Videos of the presentations can be found at the CF conventions YouTube channel
15:00 - Introduction to the training session (Alison Pamment)
15:10 - A brief introduction to CF (David Hassell)
15:35 - An introduction to using CF standard names (Alison Pamment)
15:50 - Why use CF? (Jennifer Sevadjian, Andy Heaps, Antonio Cofiño)
16:20 - 10 minute break
16:30 - Starting to use tools with CF (Ethan Davis)
16:55 - An example of creating CF metadata (Guilherme Castelão)
17:25 - How to contribute to CF (Sadie Bartholomew)
17:45 - General Q&A (All presenters)
17:55 - Wrap-up (Alison Pamment)
18:00 - Session ends
Thanks for their support of this meeting to:
IS-ENES3 which is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 824084