NetCDF SWG

Chair(s):

Davis, Ethan (University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR))
Nativi, Stefano (CNR Institute for Atmospheric Pollution Research)

Group Charter:

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Group Description:

The netCDF SWG works to develop extensions of the existing OGC netCDF suite of standards for additional data models, encodings, and conventions.

The netCDF SWG mailing list (subscribe and view archives here) is open to OGC members and non-members alike.

Current work is focused on

  • Earth Observation specific conventions in netCDF
    • 17-067 - OGC netCDF Earth Observation (EO) Metadata Conventions
  • NetCDF Classic Linked Data encoding standard: netCDF-Classic-LD
Existing Standards
  • 10-090r3 - OGC Network Common Data Form (NetCDF) Core Encoding Standard (1.0)
  • 14-100r2 - CF-netCDF 3.0 encoding using GML Coverage Application Schema (2.0)
  • 10-092r3 - NetCDF Binary Encoding Extension Standard: NetCDF Classic and 64-bit Offset Format (1.0)
  • 11-165r2 - CF-netCDF3 Data Model Extension standard (3.1)
  • 11-038r2 - OGC NetCDF Enhanced Data Model Extension Standard (1.0)
  • 11-163 - NetCDF Uncertainty Conventions Discussion Paper
  • 10-091r3 - CF-netCDF Core and Extensions Primer 
Possible future work:
  • NetCDF-Uncertainty conventions
  • CF-netCDF 3.0 encoding using GML 3.2.1 Application Schema -Coverages
  • NetCDF Markup Language (NcML) encoding specification
  • NcML-GML encoding specification
  • Extension to OWS Common for CF-netCDF data exchange
  • Extension to WCS 2.0 core DescribeCoverage  for CF-netCDF data description
  • Discovery metadata encoding in netCDF