April 28: 2021: FAIR Climate Services using the Xarray ecosystem and OGC Standards


Talk by David Huard at the Pangeo Showcase seminar series.


David Huard is a physicist working at Ouranos as a climate scenarios and services specialist, translating data from Earth observations and climate model simulations into information supporting decision-making. David leads efforts at Ouranos to develop a platform for climate data analysis, and is co-chair of the IPCC Task Group on Data Support for Climate Change Assessments.


FAIR principles are well known for data, but this talk asks how the same principles apply to the analytical processes giving meaning to data. This question is especially relevant for climate science, where huge data volumes are routinely aggregated to extract actionable information out of model simulation ensembles. The talk goes on to discuss ongoing community efforts to create a climate service infrastructure that meets FAIR principles.