NASA Earth Science Data Systems (ESDS) Software Reuse Working Group Peer-Recognition Software Reuse Award.

Glider has been honored with a NASA software reuse award! Glider was developed as a combination of three NASA funded projects; NASA World Wind, Interactive Visualizer and the Image Classifier for Satellites (IVICS) and the Algorithm Development and Mining (ADaM) toolkit. Here is a copy of the announcement from NASA:

Congratulations! You have been selected to receive the NASA Earth Science Data Systems (ESDS) Software Reuse Working Group Peer-Recognition Software Reuse Award. This award was established in 2008 by the Working Group to recognize those people whose efforts and projects contribute to the practice of software reuse in the Earth science community and further the work of NASA Earth science research. Please see http://www.esdswg.com/softwarereuse for more information on our working group.

Your project was nominated for this award by one of your colleagues. After the nomination deadline passed, the Working Group formed committees to review the nominations received. These committees, one for each of the three award categories, carefully reviewed and evaluated all of the nominations and made recommendations for the award recipients to the Working Group Chair. Based on these recommendations, the Chair made the final selection of the award recipients.

We are pleased to present the GLIDER Software Team with the Software Reuse Award in the Utilization category for your work on integrating code from three NASA-funded visualization and analysis tools for environmental data to produce a freely available, easy to use tool for visualization, analysis, and mining of satellite imagery.

The award recipients are (alphabetically): Todd Berendes, Chockalingam Chidambaram, Sara Graves, Manil Maskey, Sunil Movva, Rahul Ramachandran.

Congratulations once again, and thank you for your efforts to better enable and encourage software reuse within the Earth science community.

Dr. James J. Marshall
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center