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.
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.
* WMS Best Practices:
* SLD/SE Requirements:
* Conceptual Modelling:
_UNDER REORGANISATION TO ENHANCE CLARITY
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:
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.
* 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:
Resources for future Interoperability experiments :
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