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.


=ALERT!=Future Works=ALERT!=

The document available here : Met Ocean DWG WMS Best Practices Proposal : has been accepted by the Technical Committee in Seoul to be released for public comments.

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 :
  • Work on Met Ocean aspects of WCS2.0 proposals
  • •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
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.

Current Activities

* WMS Best Practices:

* SLD/SE Requirements:

* 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: noteConceptualModellingMinutes. 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.

* Interoperability Experiment for WMS:

* 1st IE Announcement

If you are interested please add your details in the list provided at : Committed participants for the 1st IE on WMS interoperability on Time Issue

* General issues:

Future activities:

Resources for future Interoperability experiments :

Past activities

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
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
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  
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: r141 - 22 Jul 2014, PeterBaumann

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