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The Institute for Earth and Environmental Software (ISEES): A Strategic Plan

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posted on 02.03.2015 by Matthew Jones, Lee Allison, Daniel Ames, Bruce Caron, Scott Collins, Patricia Cruse, Peter Fox, Stephanie Hampton, Chris Mattmann, Carol Meyer, William Michener, Erin Robinson, Mark Schildhauer

We envision an Institute for Sustainable Earth and Environmental Software (ISEES) that coordinates development and sustainable support of innovative and interoperable scientific software tools that can transform science at the intersection of earth, environmental, and life sciences. ISEES will advance the state of science software by engaging earth and environmental research communities to address the software barriers that most impede grand challenge earth science. At ISEES, researchers will collaboratively address the entire software lifecycle, from product conceptualization, to requirements analysis, design, development, testing, deployment, long-term support, and decommissioning. A robust workforce development program will sustain these software advances made through ISEES.