NCAR’s broad range of research activities offers a wonderful
opportunity to underpin and enrich UCAR’s Education and Outreach
Strategic Plan. In particular, the Windows
to the Universe website offers an exciting opportunity to reach
an annual audience of 4 million visitors with NCAR's earth systems
Visualization Content on Windows to the Universe
VETS has met with the Windows to the Universe team and discussed
strategies for integrating visualization content into the site.
VETS is currently in the process of an inventory of the Windows
to the Universe site with an eye for content integration points.
This will result in a proposal to the Windows to the Universe team
before year end.
Video and animations will be a key part of a rich media educational
experience. With our streaming media server ready for a September/October
launch, web developers across UCAR, NCAR and Windows to the Universe
will be able to take advantage of this core service to add video
and audio content to their websites and take advantage of the immediate
playback enabled by streaming technology.
In addition, the redesign of the VETS website takes a more educational
approach, organizing visualizations by model and topic, and providing
more detailed explanations of visualizations and the research behind
them. There will also be explanations of how stereo visualization
works, and links to visualization software resources.
Prototypes & Development Sites