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Notice from NIWA re NEMS - New Zealand Data Exchange Standard for Meteorology and Hydrology

NEMS  - New Zealand Data Exchange Standard for Meteorology and Hydrology

Hi all

This is to inform you on current ongoing activities to develop a
“New Zealand Data Exchange Standard for Meteorology and Hydrology”

1 We (a number of CRIs and Regional Councils) organized a workshop
“On-line data exchange and analysis for Meteorology and Hydrology, 18th November 2013, Palmerston North”
as part of the 2013 HydSoc/MetSoc annual conference.
(see https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B7kD6EAUIN1RR0p3d1U0T1NVZ3c/edit?usp=sha...)
Major outcome from the workshop was the need for a cross-sector, national standard for the exchange of hydrological and meteorological time series data.

2 We got endorsement from the National Environmental Monitoring Standards (NEMS) steering committee for the development of such a standard as a NEMS standard. The standard will be developed to be consistent with existing international standards and activities.

3 We have formed a workgroup (Regional Councils, CRIs, Energy companies) with the aim to develop a draft standard and had a first meeting this January in Taupo. As result from this meeting we have draft standard documents which we circulate with relevant stakeholders for first comments.
https://teamwork.niwa.co.nz/display/NZEIIF/Expert+workshop+on+developing...

4 Further plans:

- Discuss the draft standard at the upcoming hydrosoc workshop in New Plymouth.
- Distribute the draft standard to the wider community for feedback.
- Second workgroup meeting with a focus on building test implementations.
- Final NEMS draft by September.
- Workshop at next HydSoc Annual Conference with launching the standard and demonstrating use cases.

For any questions feel free to contact me.

Jochen Schmidt, Chief Scientist Environmental Information, NIWA, Jochen.Schmidt@niwa.co.nz, +64-(0)27 298 5886
(on behalf of the workgroup and NEMS Steering committee)

Dr Jochen Schmidt
Chief Scientist - Environmental Information
+64-3-343-8058 | +64-27-298-5886 | 10 Kyle Street, Riccarton, Christchurch | www.niwa.co.nz

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