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MSC 2019 Open Data Forum
This page is dedicated to the 1st Canadian Meteorological Service (MSC) Open Data Forum held in Montreal, at the Centre Phi, and online across Canada on July 8, 2019. This forum preceded the 1st METEOHACK Hackathon organized by the Meteorological Service of Canada, with the assistance of Corporate Services and Finance Branch and Shared Services Canada, from July 8 to 10, 2019.
This forum consisted of general presentations on all MSC and Canadian Climate Services Centre (CCSC) open data services. A demonstration on data access (MSC GeoMet, AMQP) completed this morning session.
The second part of this forum was dedicated to external users such as private companies and government agencies who came to present their use of the MSC Datamart.
Finally, a round table closed the event allowing the community of users to interact with the experts.
The videos of the forum as well as the presentations offered are available below.
The videos are on YouTube. By clicking on the image you will be taken to the video. There is also a playlist containing all videos from the MSC Open Data Forum.
List of videos:
- MSC, data and areas of application (current and future issues)
- Datamart and open data services
- Geospatial Web Services: Past, Present and Future
- MSC GeoMet - MSC Data and Geospatial Web Services
- Canadian Climate Services Centre
- Demonstration on how to access open data via MSC Datamart and GeoMet using the new documentation
- Question and Answer Session
- Presentations from the private sector:
- Users' Round Table
MSC, data and areas of application (current and future issues)
Presenter : Bertrand Denis, Meteorological, Geospatial and Open Data Systems Manager at the Meteorological Service of Canada (MSC)
Topic : Presentation of MSC, the MSC Monitoring and Forecasting Information Cycle, MSC data, application areas, issues and emerging trends. You can download the presentation file.
MSC Datamart and open data services
Presenter : Sandrine Edouard, National Coordinator of Open Data Access at the Meteorological Service of Canada (MSC)
Topic : MSC Datamart open data services, historical overview, available data and access to data based on new public documentation, cost recovery services and motivations for organizing the 1st MSC Open Data Forum. You can download the presentation file.
Geospatial Web Services: Past, Present and Future
Presenter : Tom Kralidis, Senior Systems Scientist, Geospatial and Open Data Systems, ECCC
Topic : Overview of geospatial and internal standards, as well as a history and perspective on the future : why create an API at MSC, our motivations and what the future holds for us. You can download the presentation file.
MSC GeoMet - MSC Data and Geospatial Web Services
Presenter : Alexandre Leroux, Senior Geomatics Specialist, Geospatial and Open Data Systems, ECCC
Topic : GeoMet, MSC's geospatial web services, as well as access to weather data through interoperable services. You can download the presentation file.
Canadian Climate Services Centre
Presenter : Emilia Diaconescu, Environmental Program Coordinator of the CCCS
Topic : Presentation of the Canadian Climate Services Centre, the new section of ECCC created to help Canadians understand and manage climate change. You can download the presentation file.
Demonstration on how to access open data via MSC Datamart and GeoMet, using the new documentation
Presenter : Louis-Philippe Rousseau-Lambert, Geomatics Specialist, Geospatial and Open Data Systems, ECCC
Topic : How to navigate the new MSC open data documentation, especially for geospatial web services. He gave some examples of AMQP services for automatically retrieving data via MSC Datamart and presented some examples of using web maps and scripts with MSC GeoMet. You can download the demo files.
Question and answer session
Animator : Miguel Tremblay
Question and answer session for participants at the open data forum covering the presentations offered in the morning (general presentations and demonstration).
Hydro-Québec: MSC Datamart GRIB Data Usage in Operations of an Energy Selling and Trading Floor
Presenter : Pierre Dionne, Energy Transaction Advisor at Hydro-Québec
Topic : How the use of MSC meteorological data on the Datamart helps Hydro-Québec plan surplus energy purchases and sales operations. You can download the presentation file.
WPred: Our forecasts at your service
Presenter : Christophe Sibuet Watters, CEO of WPred
Topic : Presentation of WPred, how to use MSC data to generate specialized weather forecasts for wind farms, solar farms and airports, and what data is important for WPred. You can download the presentation file.
Intact: Use of meteorological data in the insurance sector
Presenter : Jonathan Gadoury, Intact DataLab
Topic : Use of MSC Datamart in the insurance sector, current and future projects to use this data, and weather data needs. You can download the presentation file.
Users' round table
Animator : Miguel Tremblay
Topic: User exchange session and responses from MSC data experts on areas for improvement in data services; held in the afternoon at the Forum on July 8, 2019, and facilitated by Miguel Tremblay of MSC. Star quote:"... and you don't think JPEG2000 is cool?".