GeoSoft: Software Stewardship for Geosciences

Although scientists program a lot of code to analyze their data, that important software is often not shared and rarely preserved. The GeoSoft project brings together computer scientists, geoscientists, and social scientists to assist scientists to describe basic characteristics of their code and share it. GeoSoft will be a social site where scientists can discover alternative approaches to release free software, use intelligent interfaces to explain how their software works, and form productive communities around software projects. This research has the potential to fundamentally transform geosciences by making scientific software readily available to researchers and citizen scientists for efficient data analysis.

Video on Geosoft by Yolanda Gil

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We gratefully acknowledge funding from the National Science Foundation EarthCube program through grant ICER-1343800.