As part of the overall MAP "Modeling Environment," or
MAPME, access to selected funded modeling software is being
provided to investigators.
The goal of MAPME is to integrate research modeling research
activities to focus efforts among NASA crosscutting themes.
Over the tenure of the grants, the MAP program will enhance ESMF-compliant
modeling and assimilation resources to support the broader
research programs of the Science
Mission Directorate and the Intergovernmental
Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). It is anticipated that appropriate
elements residing in the multi-investigator proposals
will converge into shared software environments.
NASA encourages and anticipates increased collaboration across
its scientific modeling fields and will provide support for
such collaboration through NASA Goddard Space Flight Center's
Software Integration and Visualization
Office (SIVO) and other resources provided
by the MAP program. Collaboration with larger multi-investigator
MAP development efforts is defined at two levels of interaction: "Model/Component
Collaborators" and "External Investigators."
Collaborators work in concert with the core software development
teams and intend to integrate components into core model
elements. External investigators will wish to download software
to execute in their own environments. Investigators will
be able to obtain software by following the links on the left of this
Please note that the individual project-managed web sites
contain important information about modeling software,
including documentation and user manuals and necessary usage agreements.
These project sites also contain links to important publications
that may be useful to investigators.
In addition, SIVO has also created a web collaboration tool for the
model development community. Known as Modeling
developers can interact with model software engineering experts
or learn to run modeling experiments using SIVO's workflow tools. For assistance
deploying MAP software, please contact SIVO.