About Community Intercomparison Suite

The Community Intercomparison Suite (CIS) is a collaborative open-source project led by the University of Oxford, Department of Physics and the Centre of Environmental Data Archival, NERC/STFC. The core development of CIS was subcontracted to the software company Tessella. CIS is developed as open-source software and deployed for community use on the JASMIN platform provided by UK NERC, the UK Space Agency and the Science and Technology Facilities Council.


  • Philip Stier (Oxford, Scientific PI)
  • Nick Schutgens (Oxford, Scientific Project Manager)
  • Duncan Watson-Parris (Oxford, Technical Lead)
  • Bryan Lawrence (CEDA, Technical PI)
  • Phil Kershaw (CEDA, Technical Project Manager)

Copyright and license

© University of Oxford 2013 © CEDA 2014-2015 CIS is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. CIS is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU Lesser General Public License for more details: http://www.gnu.org/licenses.


The initial technical development of the CIS infrastructure (Phase I) has been supported by STFC capital funding and Phases II and III by the NERC capital funding for the JASMIN system. CIS has been implemented jointly with the software company Tessella. Scientific support has been provided by the NERC projects AEROS and GASSP as well as the European Research Council project ACCLAIM. The development of this webpage was supported by a STFC Impact Acceleration Account award.

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