Atmospheric Models are a relevant element of Climate Research. Access to this data is not only of interest to a wide scientific community but also to public services, companies, politicians and citizens. The state-of-the-art approach to make the data available is to publish them via a data repository that adheres to the FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable) principles. A FAIR publication of research data implies that the data are described with rich metadata and that the data and metadata meet relevant discipline-specific standards. Data and metadata standardization for global and regional climate models (e.g. CMIP) is well established through the Climate and Forecast (CF) Metadata Conventions, but standards are lacking for e.g. obstacle resolving urban climate modelling.
This workshop will focus on publishing urban climate data following FAIR principles. The CF conventions will be introduced, including a suggestion on how to extend them to urban climate model data. Experience shows that preparing FAIR metadata is time-consuming; thus an open-source python tool is introduced that facilitates the preparation of standardized metadata and that also checks metadata agreement with the CF conventions. The usage of the tool will be shown in a live demo; in parallel, participants can test an online version of this tool.  
The second half of the workshop will comprise an open discussion among all participants. The aim is to identify key variables that are specific to urban climate modelling and whose data publication would be an added value to various communities. The workshop closes with a polling to identify the variables that shall be incorporated into the CF conventions to foster the standardization of urban climate model data. 

Please have a look at the workshop presentation slides in pdf-format or ppt-format (with annotations).

Please also check out for our next user workshops:

online user workshop @ METTOOLS: Sept 22, 16:00–17:30 CEST (prior registration to METTOOLS required, no conference fees, German language)
For more information: https://www.atmodat.de/en-news/atmodat-talk-user-workshop-mettools21-22-sept-16-00201317-30-cest 

online user workshop "Let standardize your data!"  9 Nov 9, 10:00–16:00  CEST (please register until Oct 31, no registration fees)
For more informationhttps://indico.dkrz.de/event/14/