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Felyx is meant to be generic and adaptable enough to integrate any kind of parameters (initially sea surface temperature, ocean colour, waves, and this list is to be extended) and serve a wide range of user applications. We therefore aim to keep the user community closely involved in the development process, so that users can be informed of progress, and provide feedback and guidance. After its initial implementation, it is expected that users will be able to contribute to the software development.  Please contact us if you are interested in Felyx!

Wherever you are a data user or developer, you can contribute to the project in various ways.



Keeping informed

In order for you to be informed of the project progress, we have set up several ways of communicating on the project :

  • a project blog with RSS feed that will be regularly updated, provinding regular news and updates on where we stand
  • through various workshops where there is an opportunity to meet potential users for Felyx, listed iin the events and workshop section


Providing feedback

You can also be more closely involved by participating to our reference user group (RUG). By being member of the RUG, you will actively contribute to the project development by providing feedback,  inputs to the system requirements, reviewing intermediate specifications and front-end mock-ups or being able to test and assess early prototypes of the system.

If you want to be part of the reference user group, please contact us.

In the first phase of the project, we are collecting feedback from users through a questionnaire, to which anybody with an interest in felyx can contribute.

Contributing to source code

Felyx will be available as an open source software at the end of the initial implementation and testing. You will be able to download the source code, modify it, improve it, tailor it to your own usage. You will also be able, and encouraged, to provide your modifications to the rest of the community through this central repository. The source code release is planned for February 2014.