FAIR. Efficient. Science-driven. User-engaged.

Understanding the past, present, and future of Earth’s surface requires open science and open software. To meet that need, in October 2021 the Community Surface Dynamics Modeling System (CSDMS) launched a voyage to enhance and expand the flagship CSDMS Workbench: a powerful set of software tools and protocols for analyzing and modeling the Earth’s changing surface.

The NSF-supported OpenEarthscape project will raise the proportion and quality of community-built software that adheres to the FAIR principles (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable). OpenEarthscape will include:

  • EarthscapeHub: a community JupyterHub server that provides easy access to CSDMS tools and libraries
  • New capacity for creating and sharing reproducible model-data analysis packages
  • Major enhancements to the Landlab and PyMT libraries for model construction and coupling
  • An extended version of the Basic Model Interface standard to address parallel architecture and coupling
  • Improved library capabilities for data I/O and visualization

Stay tuned to the CSDMS web portal for the latest developments in OpenEarthscape!