Release of version 1 of FeMIPeval ocean model assessment tool

Dear colleagues,

SCOR Working Group 151 is pleased to announce the release of version 1 of the FeMIPeval ocean model assessment tool via this github repository:

FeMIPeval is designed to facilitate the assessment of ocean iron cycle models against GEOTRACES intermediate data product 2017 (IDP2017) via a set of different skill metrics in a systematic manner.

It was developed by Jonathan Rogerson and Marcello Vichi at the University of Cape Town as part of Working Group 151’s activities.

FeMIPeval makes use of climate data operators and netcdf operators to manipulate model output and the GEOTRACES IDP2017 for an assessment code written in Matlab at this time. Users must download the netcdf version of the GEOTRACES IDP2017 separately.

Volunteers willing to port the scripts to other languages are very welcome and ideas/suggestions for further development should be logged as tickets and comments in the github site.

Best wishes on behalf of all members of SCOR WG151,

Alessandro Tagliabue ( and Stephanie Dutkiewicz (WG151 co-chairs)