Model development as well as decision and policy support are complex and require advanced technologies. Scientific projects have specific needs and expectations for software tools to be able to consider the complexity of natural and anthropogenic systems and their interactions. Requirements differ between developers, scientists and decision or policy makers that work at spatial scales ranging from plot specific to global issues. SIMPLACE aims to bridge these gaps by providing adapted features for the different users needs.
The SIMPLACE Framework tries to meet these needs using modular software architecture within standard technologies, which reduces the effort in model development and customization. It includes the flexibility necessary to be customized, used and extended by scientists. The multi threaded high performance architecture enables calibration and simulations at different spatial scales.