The Open Modeling Foundation is an alliance of modeling organizations that coordinates and administers a common, community developed body of standards and best practices among diverse communities of modeling scientists.
We need a new generation of scientific modeling drawn from the social, ecological, biological, environmental, and geophysical sciences that can work together to provide an integrated representation of the complex world in which we now live. This vision can be realized through a common suite of standards, protocols, and best practices that enables modeling scientists to share knowledge and build on each other’s research.
A globally connected humanity is now a major driver of diverse earth system processes, creating a complex, planetary socio-ecological system that exceeds our innate capacity to anticipate the consequences of societal decisions and actions. Modeling is critical to enhancing analytical and decision-making capabilities for policy and planning, environmental management, resource investment, and security preparedness.
You can get involved with OMF through the Github site, where you can suggest changes to the Standards, Governance, and view Examples of models adopting OMF standards.
The Open Modeling Foundation is comprised of organizations that include and represent modeling scientists anywhere in the world. Any such organization can request to join the OMF. Requests will be evaluated by the Steering Committee and presented to the Membership Council for approval. The Open Modeling Foundation is comprised of organizations that include and represent modeling scientists anywhere in the world.
On 18-19 May, 32 scientists from the USA and Europe, representing 23 modeling organizations, met to discuss the Open Modeling Foundation initiative.