NOAA CLASS API - SNAAP
Eric Kihn, the lead developer for SNAAP, could not be at the meeting but in his absence we attempted to have a meaningful conversation based on the presentation he provided below.
About 21 people from across the Federation participated. It was clear almost immediately that the questions being raised were beyond the other NOAA personnel present. It was also clear that there was a lot of technical interest in the approaches being pursued in this prototype to deliver machine-to-machine access to NOAA's archive holdings, both those physically residing in the CLASS IT infrastructure as well as in other NOAA Data Center IT systems.
The group identified the topic of how NOAA should provide API access to its archive data holdings as a key item to take up at the January meeting, with a technical focus on the SNAAP prototype.