Fourth JCOMM Workshop on Advances in Marine Climatology (CLIMAR-IV; 9-12 June) and First ICOADS Value-Added Database (IVAD-I; 13 June 2014) Workshop

IVAD Workshop Background

An in-depth, one-day workshop intended to provide an open forum to explore the progress and lower-level technical issues associated with the International Comprehensive Ocean-Atmosphere Data Set (ICOADS) and its Value-Added Database (IVAD).

The primary focus will be data flows, software, and other technical issues surrounding the International Maritime Meteorological Archive (IMMA) format, its linkage with the IVAD database, and participations with external data providers. We wish to clarify the current status and define the next steps to attain an operational IVAD system.

A few introductory presentations will be followed by workshop open discussion. The agenda topics will include: IMMA format and related IVAD changes, current and collaborative software development, review of physical parameter libraries, and the IVAD system and services as a development component for ICOADS. For more information, please see condensed agenda here, full agenda here, IMMA terminology slide here, and these three draft "software demo" pages for {rwimma1}, {lmrlib}, and {hum_calc}.

If you are planning to attend this workshop, please register via JCOMM at


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