NOAA EDMW 2022 has ended

Envisioning the Future of the NOAA Data Enterprise

September 12-16, 2022


Thank you for your interest in the 2022 NOAA EDMW. The Workshop is over, but we’re excited to announce that the session recordings are available! Just click on a session, then under the Description section click on the "Session Recording Here" link. Be patient, it can take up to 20-30 seconds for the video to display.

The Workshop featured a diverse group of sessions and presentations that cover NOAA’s strategic goals. In addition, ‘Workshop Wednesday’ provided multiple opportunities to learn about techniques, tools, and experiences that help us achieve our data and strategic goals.

We would like to especially thank everyone who submitted sessions and abstracts! This workshop wouldn’t be possible without the great submissions from our colleagues!


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Wednesday, September 14 • 11:45am - 1:15pm
Cloud-based Drought Monitoring using Climate Engine and Google Earth Engine

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NOAA has partnered with the Western Regional Climate Center (WRCC), the Desert Research Institute (DRI) and UC Merced to develop Climate Engine, a cloud computing web application in which programmers and non-programmers alike can quickly and easily process and visualize satellite and climate data in an interactive User Interface (UI) and Application Programming Interface (API). Data storage, access, and on-demand processing and storage is accomplished using the Google Cloud Platform (GCP), and the massively parallel cloud computing platform Google Earth Engine. Common climatic operations, along with multiple modern drought indices, have been coded into Google Earth Engine and made available in the Climate Engine UI and API. Users can adjust several settings within these drought algorithms, facilitating unprecedented near-instantaneous intercomparison between types of parameter fittings, evapotranspiration estimate types, temperature and precipitation datasets and periods of record.

Drought.gov is standing up an operational instance of Climate Engine within the NOAA-Google Cloud Contract, and obtaining licensing for Google Earth Engine. This new technology will allow Drought.gov to produce new high resolution daily gridded products not currently feasible with on-premises infrastructure. Climate Engine will pair these processing capabilities with the NOAA Open Data Dissemination (NODD) program to facilitate free and open access to foundational NOAA datasets and the dissemination of derived products.

Wednesday September 14, 2022 11:45am - 1:15pm EDT