Meteorology & Oceanography DWG

The Meteorology & Oceanography Domain Working Group was established at the OGC Athens Technical Conference, 2009-03-31, to ensure that OGC standards and profiles allow the meteorological community to develop effective interoperability for web services and content across the wider geospatial domain.

The ability to easily exchange atmospheric meteorological and climatological information in a timely and useful fashion is becoming increasingly important.  Further, oceanographic data is increasingly exchanged in near real time for operational purposes as well as through the more traditional research campaigns. Oceanographic data is used to force atmospheric models, for both weather forecasting and climate prediction, and to explicitly model the oceans, seas, tides, waves and swell.

Meteorological and oceanographic data, in general, are/is multidimensional, continually evolving, highly spatial and highly temporal in nature.
This Meteorology and Oceanography Domain Working Group brings together OGC members in an open forum to work on oceanographic, meteorological and climatological data, metadata, and web services interoperability, greatly improving the way in which this information is described, shared and used.

Meteorology and Oceanography have a long history of shared approaches and institutions, so a joint Domain Working Group is very natural.

This working group is hosted by the OGC and co-chaired by a representative from the World Meteorological Organization’s (WMO) Commission for Basic Systems (CBS).

The Met Ocean DWG is open to participation by both non-members and members and is intended to be a public forum for communication, and both the meteo [dot] dwg [at] lists [dot] opengeospatial [dot] org (mailing list) and the group Twiki are open to interested parties.

The group Twiki and meteo [dot] dwg [at] lists [dot] opengeospatial [dot] org (mailing list) are available to all interested parties.

Chair: Chris Little (UK Met Office), Co-Chair: Marie-Francoise Voidrot (Météo-France)