A new phase in the development of EMADDC has begun!
This concerns the release of version 2.2 and the new website!
Over the course of the last year, the EMADDC team has developed EMADDC version 2.2 and this is now ready for testing and operational use. The output of the new version contains more observations whilst having an improved quality and provides data from all data suppliers in a single file. Also MRAR data is now available as a separate product but the MRAR data is not yet quality controlled.
EMADDC version 2.2 is now frozen meaning that the processing algorithms will not be altered. The next step is a refactoring of the software to version 3.0. Meanwhile it remains possible to add additional data streams to the operational software of version 2.2.
The EMADDC output data is made available via a DTA (Development, Test and Acceptance) and a PRD (Production) environment on two different KNMI EMADDC FTP servers and now uses the SFTP protocol for improved security.
Please note that there have been changes to the data format as more data is added and BUFR files use subsets!!! More details on version 2.2 and the set-up of the FTP environment is available on the EMADDC website at http://emaddc.com under "Participate” – “Data Users".
The EMADDC website is another development and will be elaborated in the coming months. The intent is to focus all EMADDC communication via the website.
In order for this to be successful please subscribe to the news section (Data user technical). A subscription button for the General news section will become available soon. By doing so you will automatically receive an email if an update is posted.
The intent is for the EMADDC website to be self-explanatory. Please provide us with your feedback if the information is unclear or in case anything is missing.
The current operational versions of EMADDC being version 1.6 processing MUAC data only and version 2.1 "COVID-19 Test" will be terminated in January 2022. To be able to run version 2.1 and version 2.2 simultaneously the decision is made to run version 2.2 operationally on the Acceptance (A) platform. Under normal operations the 'A' is the back-up of the Production (P) platform.
For that reason it is important to upgrade to the new EMADDC system as soon as possible. If for any reason the proposed time frame poses an issue please inform the EMADDC team immediately.
To upgrade to version 2.2, a username (enclosed) and password (separate email will follow) is provided to access the DTA (ftppro.knmi.nl) and the PRD (ftpservice.knmi.nl) environment of KNMI EMADDC FTP server via the SFTP protocol. The EMADDC website contains instructions on how to use your credentials with SFTP.
The FTP credentials for both FTP servers are the same.
Username login: emaddc-user
N.B. some of you may already have received these credentials during initial testing
Please inform the EMADDC team at email@example.com when the connection with the new system is established and the foreseen date when the old system, version 2.1, is no longer used.
The uploading of surveillance data to EMADDC will also change to the new system. Suppliers of surveillance data to EMADDC will be informed about the change procedure towards the new upload system in the coming weeks.
In case of questions or the need for clarification please do inform the EMADDC team.
On behalf of the EMADDC team,
Program Manager EMADDC