The aim of this course is to introduce students to GRIB/BUFR decoding and encoding with ecCodes : A package developed by ECMWF which provides an application programming interface and a set of tools for decoding and encoding GRIB and BUFR messages.
Note: The version of the ecCodes software used for this training course is now released (v2.10.0). Please see here.
The tarball containing all the BUFR data and practicals (including the solutions) used in the course can be found here.
The course is a mixture of standard classroom lectures and practical activities where ecCodes will be used to solve challenges.
The aim of the course is to provide participants with an advanced knowledge of ecCodes for decoding and encoding GRIB and BUFR data.
At the end of the course, the participants will be able to:
- inspect the content of GRIB files using a number of tools
- handle and manipulate GRIB data with advanced tools
- explain what BUFR is and describe its structure
- decode/encode BUFR data with ecCodes
The course is assessed by means of an online survey which allows the participants to include their feedback and suggestions for improvements. The learning outcomes are assessed separately using a self-evaluation method.
A list of pre-course activities is indicated below. Please note that these activities are integral part of the course and by completing them you will be able to get the most benefit out of the training week.
Training course participants: February 2019