GDWG Web Meeting 2019-01-23, 1130 - 1330 UTC

Progress Meeting on GDWG Activities


  1. Toshiyuki Kurino (WMO) - WMO New Mini Site for GSICS Web and Link from OSCAR/Space to GSICS Inter-calibration Page
  2. Munn Shukla (ISRO) – Current Status and Plans of ISRO THREDDS
  3. Zhe "Thomas" Xu (CMA), Peter Miu (EUMETSAT) and Manik Bali (NOAA) – Status of Mirroring GSICS Products among Collaboration Servers
  4. NOAA GDWG – Action Status: Action Tracker, New Prototype Product Catalog, Wiki Migration
  5. Masaya Takahashi (JMA) – Updates of GDWG Recommendation to GSICS Action Tracking Tool
  6. All – Preparation for GDWG discussion topics at 2019 GRWG/GDWG Annual Meeting


Chair: Masaya Takahashi

CMA: Zhe (Thomas) Xu

EUMETSAT: Peter Miu, Tim Hewison

ISRO: Nitrant Dube, Munn Shukla, Pradeep Thapliyal

JMA: Masaya Takahashi, Yusuke Yogo, Kazuki Kodera

KMA: Jin Woo

NOAA: Larry Flynn, Manik Bali, Fred Wu

WMO: Toshiyuki Kurino


WMO introduced the updates of the new WMO GSICS Portal. Good process was made in the page, and the page has been reorganised and is expected to be accessible by members externally. An addition of GSICS icon next to a hyperlink to Instrument Landing Page on the WMO OSCAR/Space was also presented. WMO asked GDWG members to review them and discuss at the Annual Meeting in March. WMO is expected to attend the meeting.

ISRO has made great progress on their THREDDS server and have implemented a version of the GSICS product plotting tool. The ISRO tool can plot NRTC GSICS products, and this function is not available from the EUMETSAT GSICS plotting tool so it was agree to work on these tools in the Annual Meeting. ISRO is invited to attend the GDWG breakout session to work on these two long standard activities.

CMA presented the testing of the synchronisation scripts provided by EUMETSAT. It was reported that they work successfully, but unfortunately CMA cannot use them operationally at present. ISRO expressed an interest in testing the scripts so EUMETSAT will provide these script with documentation to them before the joint meeting.

NOAA presented updates on four things
  1. Updates on the Action Tracker tool which includes new parser for EP meeting document and addition of new activation button
  2. Presented GSICS data download scripts. Data downloaded from the scripts would be uploaded to the ftp server to create the product Mirror website. The presentations made have provided a realistic THREDDS collaboration environment to complete the synchronisation activity in 2019.
  3. Due to system maintenance overhead crunch, NOAA is exploring of hosting the GSICS Wiki on the a2hosting instead of the ESSIC server as planned earlier. NOAA also reported that WMO does not have the resources to maintain the GSICS Wiki on their infrastructure in Geneva.
  4. A prototype of the new GSICS Product website. This new website has visualization of GSICS products uncorrected biases on standard scene along with bias after applying correction.

JMA proposed new recommendations for the Action Tracking webpage (e.g. removing redundant columns and rephrasing "Deliverable Usage" by "Outcome") where no objection were made. The final decision will be made at Annual Meeting.

JMA further provided the information on the draft agenda relevant to GDWG activities at Annual Meeting and asked members' thoughts on the discussion topics. NOAA (Fred Wu) kindly offered that they would provide the information on ABI Calibration Event Logging.


The following actions are to be closed by GRWG/GDWG Annual Meeting 2019.

A.GDWG.20190123.1: GDWG Chair to chase up action statuses.

A.GDWG.20190123.2: GDWG Chair to ask GDWG Members to submit their topics to present for the GDWG breakout session.
Topic attachments
I Attachment Action Size Date WhoSorted ascending Comment
gsics_mirror_2019.pptxpptx gsics_mirror_2019.pptx manage 498 K 22 Jan 2019 - 21:52 ManikBali NOAA Mirror Progress
manik_Actions_Tracker_wiki.pptxpptx manik_Actions_Tracker_wiki.pptx manage 2 MB 23 Jan 2019 - 00:47 ManikBali  
20190123_Takahashi_PlanGdwgSession4AnnualMeeting2019.pptxpptx 20190123_Takahashi_PlanGdwgSession4AnnualMeeting2019.pptx manage 92 K 23 Jan 2019 - 11:26 PeterMiu GDWG Breakout Plan 2019
20190123_Takahashi_UpdateGsicsActionTracking.pptxpptx 20190123_Takahashi_UpdateGsicsActionTracking.pptx manage 1 MB 23 Jan 2019 - 11:25 PeterMiu Update GSICS Action Tracking
CMA_GSICS Collaboration Servers Synchronisation.pptxpptx CMA_GSICS Collaboration Servers Synchronisation.pptx manage 403 K 23 Jan 2019 - 11:24 PeterMiu CMA GSICS Collaboration Server Sync
GSICS Web  Link from OSCAR_Space to GSICS Inter-calibration Page.pptxpptx GSICS Web Link from OSCAR_Space to GSICS Inter-calibration Page.pptx manage 803 K 23 Jan 2019 - 10:31 PeterMiu New WMO GSICS Web-Page
ISRO_inputs_GSICS.pptxpptx ISRO_inputs_GSICS.pptx manage 520 K 23 Jan 2019 - 10:14 PeterMiu ISRO Presentation on their GSICS Collaboration Server
Benchmark workshop_TJH2.docxdocx Benchmark workshop_TJH2.docx manage 58 K 23 Jan 2019 - 11:25 TimHewison  
Topic revision: r12 - 25 Jan 2019, MasayaTakahashi2
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