java.lang.NullPointerException when opening VIIRS .nc file in SNAP 8.0

Hi everyone!

I’m using the latest version of SNAP (8.0) which seems to fail opening VIIRS level 1B radiance data .nc-files. Panoply seems to have no issue with the files. You can see for yourself here:

This is the error message when trying to open or drag/drop the file:

	at gov.nasa.gsfc.seadas.dataio.SeadasFileReader.attributeToMetadata(
	at gov.nasa.gsfc.seadas.dataio.SeadasFileReader.addAttributeToElement(
	at gov.nasa.gsfc.seadas.dataio.SeadasFileReader.addAttributesToElement(
	at gov.nasa.gsfc.seadas.dataio.SeadasFileReader.addGlobalMetadata(
	at gov.nasa.gsfc.seadas.dataio.L1BViirsFileReader.createProduct(
	at gov.nasa.gsfc.seadas.dataio.SeadasProductReader.readProductNodesImpl(
	at org.esa.snap.core.dataio.AbstractProductReader.readProductNodes(
	at org.esa.snap.core.dataio.ProductIO.readProduct(
	at org.openide.util.RequestProcessor$
	at org.netbeans.modules.openide.util.GlobalLookup.execute(
	at org.openide.util.lookup.Lookups.executeWith(
[catch] at org.openide.util.RequestProcessor$

This happened on two different machines, one running Windows 10 and another running macOS Catalina (16GB RAM).

I’d be happy to provide further information if necessary. Thank you very much!

was previously reported. The problem seems to be associated with a change in the metadata with a new version of the NASA OCSSW processing software.

Glad to see I’m not the only one. Do you know if a fix for this issue is foreseeable? Thanks in any case!