IDEMS is playing a support role in the development of Climsoft, an open-source Climate Data Management System for National Meteorological Services. Like R-Instat, Climsoft is developed primarily in Africa, to serve an African audience, in this case African Met Service.
The UK Met Office has been a long term supporter of the Climsoft project and it is them who is contracting IDEMS to support the development of Climsoft, in part because of our experience developing R-Instat, another collaborative, open source African product.
Through the support of UK Met Office we have also mentored the developers at African Maths Initiative (AMI) and supported them to contribute to Climsoft. This is driven by our believe in developing talent in Africa and our commitment to ensuring that Climsoft remains primarily an African product.
Recent work on Climsoft includes enhancing the data entry system and building links between Climsoft and R-Instat to enable climatic data to be managed and analysed across both software more easily.