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Validation of NetCDF/CF files

A file conformance checker for NetCDF files following the Climate and Forecast convention and the Attribute Convention for Data Discovery is available in the GCW Data Portal. The first convention ensures that data are supported by sufficient use metadata (standardised variable descriptions, units, missing values etc) to properly understand the data.

System update

The software running the catalogue integration in the test portal has been upgraded. This upgrade brings the ability to work with parent/children relationships for datasets as well as to define collections withn the system. The content in the portal is still test data that are not necessarily GCW relevant. This will be changed once this portal moves from test to operations.

New functionality

A vaidation service for NetCDF/CF files have been added. You find this interactive service under the menu "Support". It will also check ACDD elements if requested. The purpose of this service is to help data providers to chech their products before they are made available. The service is available at https://gcw-test.met.no/dataset_validation/form.

Firewall operations and Scheduled maintenance

A Failover operation has been scheduled on Thursday February 22 at 12:30 Norwegian time.

It will have a short, but widespread impact on network traffic in Oslo. Expected Maintenance Duration: 30 Minutes
 

In addition, this site will undergo scheduled maintenance on Monday, February 26.

Short interruptions in operation may occur during the whole day.