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JRC to give a DOPA Webinar

posted by Dan Cornford on 02/04/2012

An IEEE Web Seminar on “Setting up web services for biodiversity: the case of the Digital Observatory for Protected Areas (DOPA)” is organized for Wednesday, Apr. 4, 2012 at 16:00 Central European Time (UTC+2). The event will last an hour, with time for questions at the end. This will present some work from UncertWeb and EuroGEOSS. Webinar registration is available at


After registration, a confirmation message with access information will be sent to your e-mail.

The Elicitator ready for use

posted by Dan Cornford on 12/02/2012

A production version of the Elicitator is ready for use at http://elicitator.uncertweb.org/. You can use this tool to elicit beliefs about parameters or variables in problems you are working on. It allows users to set-up a problem and then invite participants to specify their beliefs about the random variable, and then pool these to produce an elicited probability distribution.

We welcome feedback and comments on the tool.

NetCDF Uncertainty Conventions presented to OGC

posted by Lorenzo Bigagli on 22/12/2011

On November 30 2011, the UncertWeb netCDF Uncertainty Conventions (netCDF-U) were presented to the Earth System Science Domain Working Group at the OGC Technical Committee Meeting in Bruxelles (see the Publications section for the presentation).

NetCDF-U is based on a generic mechanism for annotating netCDF variables according to the UncertML conceptual model.
NetCDF-U is convention-neutral, in particular it integrates with the netCDF Climate and Forecast Conventions.

The conventions are being improved and consolidated within the relevant OGC Working Groups and the CF-metadata community.

UncertWeb meets with its Advisory Panel

posted by Dan Cornford on 04/10/2011

UncertWeb met with six members of its Advisory Panel on the 26th of September 2011 at partners CNR, in Prato, Italy. A full day of presentations was given (which can be found in the publications section of this web site) describing the progress within the project. Overall the advisory panel gave some very useful feedback to the project, giving a strong emphasis on the importance of issues such as usability and longer term maintenance of project outputs.

jStat: a JavaScript statistics library

posted by Matthew Williams on 01/03/2011

As part of the UncertWeb project, jStat has been developed which is a JavaScript statistics library to help users work with distributions in a Web framework. Currently there are 5 supported distributions: normal, log-normal, beta, gamma and student-t, however, it is being continuously updated with new distributions.

To find out more about this JavaScript statistical library head over to the official website.

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