CliMDDIR portal moves into beta version

The Climate Model Downscaling Data for Impacts Research (CliMDDIR) project has hit the road, just as a new software developer, Carlo Piva, has joined the team.

Over the past two months the team has been meeting with the NSW and ACT Regional Climate Model (NARCliM) project team, explaining the functionality of a beta test version of a web portal that will eventually serve NARCliM output to climate change impacts researchers.

The team has also produced a video demonstration of the test portal, which has been shown to potential NARCliM data users at information sessions in Dubbo, Armidale and Sydney.

You can find the video demonstration on the CliMDDIR website.

A poster on the CliMDDIR project was also presented at the Centre of Excellence’s first annual workshop held in Hobart and another will be shown at the eResearch Australasia Conference 2012.

Andy Pitman, director of the Centre of Excellence, said of the CliMDDIR project: “The web portal developed by the CliMDDIR team demonstrates that the project is on track to deliver a software tool that will greatly benefit both the climate change impacts research and regional climate modelling communities”.

In November, the beta test version of the web portal will be handed over to agricultural, ecological, health and hydrological impact researchers for user acceptance testing.

The portal will be further developed after receiving feedback from these researchers.

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