Jul 25, 2024 10:00 AM to Jul 26, 2024 05:00 PM
(Europe/Berlin / UTC200)


Center for Earth System Research and Sustainability (CEN) Universität Hamburg Grindelberg 5 20144 Hamburg

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We will provide an in-person workshop in Hamburg on July 25+26.

The workshop deals with creating publishable netCDF (Network Common Data Format) data from the Earth System Sciences (ESS). Data Centers have certain demands regarding the content and format of ESS data - we will focus in this workshop on creating CF (Climate and Forecast) compliant netCDF files.

We encourage the target group - ESS doctoral candidates, master students and scientists - to bring their own data, but we will also provide data sets that can be used during the workshop. Prerequisites are programming skills in Python.

The workshop participants will work on their data after a short introduction to the netCDF data format, the CF conventions and how to create CF compliant netCDF files in Python. In the end they will show their results in short presentations in order to discuss the problems that occured and their solutions, as well as getting an insight in each others scientific work.

After the workshop, the participants will be able to answer the following questions:

  • What is the netCDF data format?
  • What are the CF conventions?
  • What are essential metadata in the netCDF header?
  • How do I create CF compliant netCDF files?
  • How do I deal with special formats (single insitu measurements, ship observations, profiles, etc.) in the netCDF format?

Please send your registration per Email until July 10 to Remon Sadikni: remon.sadikni (at) uni-hamburg.de. In case of questions, please contact Remon Sadikni: remon.sadikni (at) uni-hamburg.de


Please have a look at the schedule on the event website.

Learning material

Learning material from the course 2023 is provided here.