Modular Earth Submodel System (MESSy)

Licence Conditions

The usage of MESSy can be licenced to all affiliates of institutions, which are member of the MESSy Consortium, i.e., which signed the MESSy Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) (download here).

End-users have in addition to

Before an end-user can become licensee, she/he has to

At any time the licensee has to

MESSy Citation Rules

For publication of results based on MESSy in a scientific journal, the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommerical-ShareAlike Licence also applies. In particular,

Special Section for GMD(D)

The EGU Journal Geoscientific Model Development has special rules for model description papers, in particular:
"All papers must include a section at the end of the paper entitled 'Code availability'. In this section, instructions for obtaining the code (e.g. from a supplement, or from a website) should be included; alternatively, contact information should be given where the code can be obtained on request, or the reasons why the code is not available should be clearly stated." (see This also applies for publication of MESSy submodels. We therefore propose to use this text, if you do not want to provide your MESSy submodel code as part of the electronic supplement:
"The Modular Earth Submodel System (MESSy) is continuously further developed and applied by a consortium of institutions. The usage of MESSy and access to the source code is licenced to all affiliates of institutions which are members of the MESSy Consortium. Institutions can become a member of the MESSy Consortium by signing the MESSy Memorandum of Understanding. More information can be found on the MESSy Consortium Website ("

Third-party software

This software is currently part of the MESSy distribution, but the MESSy consortim is not Copyright Holder:

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