Welcome to the MetOceanDWG web

The Meteorology and Oceanography Domain Working Group (Met Ocean DWG) is a community orientated working group of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC). The group does not directly revise OGC standards, but rather enables collaboration and communication between groups with meteorological and oceanographic interests. The Met Ocean DWG maintains a list of topics of interest to the meteorological and oceanographic communities for discussion, defining feedback to the OGC Standards Working Groups (SWG), and performing interoperability experiments. The DWG covers Oceanography as well, because of the long history of collaboration and shared institutions between meteorology and oceanography. Climatology is, of course, a subset of Meteorology.

The Met Ocean DWG is intended to be a public forum for communication, and both the email list and this Twiki are open to interested parties.


Current activities

Examples of GetCapabilities of Ensemble WMS implementations

This document is on works and the discussions will be continued in January 2016. Please review it and send feedbacks and ideas.

This thread of work is driven by Jurgen Seib This document will be used as a base after a RFC to go towards a Best practice or a Profile. Will be submitted to a motion at the next TC (March 2016) to be submitted to a formal RFC.

This thread of work is driven by Daniel Lee
This plugfest will be organised during the Met Ocean telcos and should be prepared by a remote "pre-plugfest" to make it as productive as possible.

Met Ocean DWG achievements

Future Works

It is time to define where we will go next and what will be the next focus for the DWG works. Several options are being considered :
  • Extend WMS1.3 BP to other standards (WMTS… Other than WCS 2.0)
  • Follow GeoTIFF WCS shortcut process with WMO GRIB format
  • Expand WMS1.3 BP with climatological periods, calendars, etc
  • Carry on with weather symbols in SVG for SLD/SE on Github
  • Interact more with the on Aviation DWG for Met
  • Express rquirements/Change Request to WMS2.0
  • Influence other OGC standards e.g. PubSub, etc
  • Extend the BP towards a Profile (+ Chair WMS SWG)
  • Work on WMO Registries, SKOS, etc
  • Interoperable Web Map Tiling Services
  • Gridded Coverage Data in OGC Standards
  • Other topics of interest
If you are interested by some of these options , please visit the FutureFocus Page and subscribe to the activities you would like to contribute to.

Past activities - Archives

* WMS Works archives :

* WMS Best Practices on time and elevation handling:

* Interoperability Experiment for WMS:

* Questionaire on the use of WMS in meteorology

* Conceptual Modelling:

wip_UNDER REORGANISATION TO ENHANCE CLARITY TODO The OGC Met Ocean DWG conceptual modelling activity is strongly coupled with work undertaken in the INSPIRE Thematic Working Group on Atmospheric Conditions and Meteorological Geographic Features (TWG AC-MF). The Oceanographic Geographic Features & Sea Regions theme (TWG OF-SR) is also closely aligned with this activity, and Environmental Monitoring Facilities (EF) is also of relevance. *NEW* Version 2 of the INSPIRE Annex II & III Themes are available for review from July - October 2011; see: Consultation Details, AC-MF Spec, OF Spec, SR Spec, EF Spec.

(More background on INSPIRE TWG AC-MF can be found in some notes of the kick-off meeting: InspireTwgAcf )

Minutes from 'conceptual modelling' teleconferences are available here: note ConceptualModellingMinutes. Note that during 2010, participants noted that regular teleconferences were not providing significant value. As such, the regular teleconferences ceased in early 2010. For up to date views on the issues for the conceptual modelling activity, please see the sections above.

* General issues :

Work process management

The Met Ocean DWG is gathering topics of interest to the community. Some feedback is available from early implementations of the OGC standards for meteorological products.This highlights several issues that are characteristic of the domain and require some best practices recommendations to ensure interoperability between the different implementations. The Group proposes to develop an open discussion on each issue following the Twiki recommended style for discussions described at : http://external.opengis.org/twiki_public/bin/view/TWiki/GoodStyle and some teleconferences that will be announced there, through the email list and via the calendar. An analysis will then be made and submitted for review.

If you have questions or ideas to improve this process, please express it at : suggestions to improve the MDWG working process

MetOceanDWG Web Utilities

Topic attachments
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
09-DRAFT_MeteorologyOceanography_DWG_Charter.docdoc 09-DRAFT_MeteorologyOceanography_DWG_Charter.doc manage 191.0 K 10 Sep 2009 - 08:31 ChrisLittle Draft Met & Ocean DWG Charter
2014-10-28-OGCworkshop-IEs.pdfpdf 2014-10-28-OGCworkshop-IEs.pdf manage 10734.4 K 01 Nov 2014 - 16:13 MarieFrancoiseVoidrotMartinez interoperability testing between met services June 2014
GRIB_edition_2_encoding_profile_for_Web_Coverage_Service.docxdocx GRIB_edition_2_encoding_profile_for_Web_Coverage_Service.docx manage 73.8 K 19 Nov 2015 - 15:57 DanielLee Draft document
MODWG_BP_WMS_draft_20120611_V1.8.3.pptppt MODWG_BP_WMS_draft_20120611_V1.8.3.ppt manage 946.5 K 10 Jul 2012 - 16:35 ChrisLittle Summary of agreed Best Practice telecons presented to OGC TC Exeter
MODWG_WMS1-3_Best_Practice_Ensembles_v0.3.1.docdoc MODWG_WMS1-3_Best_Practice_Ensembles_v0.3.1.doc manage 2582.0 K 27 Nov 2014 - 22:25 MarieFrancoiseVoidrotMartinez Current draft
MODWG_WMS1-3_Best_Practice_Ensembles_v0.4.docdoc MODWG_WMS1-3_Best_Practice_Ensembles_v0.4.doc manage 2720.0 K 11 Nov 2015 - 22:17 MarieFrancoiseVoidrotMartinez  
MetGISOffenbach_V2.pdfpdf MetGISOffenbach_V2.pdf manage 3542.2 K 02 Nov 2014 - 17:03 MarieFrancoiseVoidrotMartinez Presentation made by P. Trevelyan at 5th GIS/OGS standards use in meteorology - Oct 2014
MetOcean-WCS.pptppt MetOcean-WCS.ppt manage 1375.0 K 22 Jul 2014 - 15:06 PeterBaumann MetOcean-WCS status 2014-07-22
MetOcean_WMS1.3_BestPracticeV0.2.1.docdoc MetOcean_WMS1.3_BestPracticeV0.2.1.doc manage 5669.5 K 16 Jul 2012 - 21:16 JeffDLB DRAFT v0.2.1 of MODWG BPs for WMS
MetOcean_WMS1.3_BestPracticeV0.2.docdoc MetOcean_WMS1.3_BestPracticeV0.2.doc manage 5753.0 K 11 Jul 2012 - 16:33 ChrisLittle MetOceanDWG WMS1.3 Best Practice Draft with Powerpoint1.8.3 info in Annex
MetServicesInvolvedInOGC.jpgjpg MetServicesInvolvedInOGC.jpg manage 28.2 K 25 Sep 2010 - 09:26 MarieFrancoiseVoidrotMartinez Met Services Involved in OGC
Meteorology_Domain_Working_Group_Charter.docdoc Meteorology_Domain_Working_Group_Charter.doc manage 178.5 K 08 Apr 2009 - 01:34 AaronBraeckel  
OGCTemporalDWG_CurrentWork_20141028.pptppt OGCTemporalDWG_CurrentWork_20141028.ppt manage 466.0 K 02 Nov 2014 - 09:39 MarieFrancoiseVoidrotMartinez  
WIS_Data_Catalogue_March2012.pdfpdf WIS_Data_Catalogue_March2012.pdf manage 4110.7 K 20 Mar 2012 - 13:54 MarieFrancoiseVoidrotMartinez Data catalogue of an WMO information system
Topic revision: r163 - 02 Dec 2015, MarieFrancoiseVoidrotMartinez

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