EwE only involves when our users are involved in its development to ensure that the software continues to meet user demands and is supported by a broad range of scientific disciplines. If you know of new functionality that you find particularly useful and that you would like to see implemented in a next release of EwE, please consider to include funding of EwE feature development in your projects.

This page lists several features that have been requested in the past years as suggestions for co-development. If you would like more information about feature development, if you would like to include one of the features listed below in your activities, or you have suggestions for other features please do not hesitate to contact us.

Project: Translate EwE to French

Description

A French version of its interface may make EwE available to a potentially large user group. This requires translating every user interface element in EwE.

Project complexity

Low

Project status

Requested, not funded

Project: Translate EwE to Spanish

Project Description

A Hispanic version of its interface may make EwE available to a potentially large user group. This requires translating every user interface element in EwE.

Project Complexity

Low

Project status

Requested, not funded

Project: Translate EwE to Russian

Project description

Project Complexity

Medium. This project requires a Russian translator intimately familiar with EwE

Project status

Suggested, not funded yet

Project: Translate EwE to Arabic

Project description

An Arabic version has been requested to make EwE better accessible to existing users. This requires translating every user interface element in EwE and correct handling of right-to-left reading order.

Project complexity

High. A native Arabic speaker is needed familiar with EwE. This translation will also change the right-to-left reading order of the EwE user interface.

Project status

Requested, not funded yet

Project: 64-bit support

Project description

A 64-bit version will allow EwE – in particular Ecospace – to handle larger amounts of data.

Project complexity

Low. The .NET code can run in 64-bit mode. The biggest challenge will be to make sure EwE selects the correct Access database engine.

Project status

Requested, not funded

Project: Rework database engine *)

Project description

Reorganization of the Access database engine will allow EwE to connect to, and transfer data between, different database systems. This will cut the reliance on Microsoft Access, paving the way toward a version of EwE that can run on Mac and Linux.

Project complexity

Medium

Project status

Requested, not funded

Project: Postgres database connectivity

Project description

Allows EwE to use the Postgres database system for storing models. Requires the reworked database engine

Project complexity

Medium

Project: MySQL database connectivity

Project description

Allows EwE to use the MySQL database system for storing models. Requires reworked database engine1)

Project complexity

Medium

Project: Update software manual

Project description

Split the software usage instructions out of the current EwE manual and write a new manual that exclusively focuses on using the EwE software.

Project complexity

Medium

Project completion

The manual rewrite project is scheduled for early 2017

Project: Add sensitivity analysis

Project description

EwE needs to be able to perform basic input parameter sensitivity analysis. Several approaches can be foreseen, such as porting the simple test of sensitivity of basic parameters that was available in Ecopath 5 to Ecopath 6.

Project complexity

Medium

Project status

Requested, not funded

Project: Add size shifted connectance plot

Project description

Port the size shifted connectance plot in Ecopath 5 to Ecopath 6

Project complexity

Low

Project status

Requested (Change request #907)

Project: Add Ecosim fleet plots

Project description

Add Ecosim Fleet plots to view plotted information from a fleet’s perspective rather than by group

Project scope

Low

Project status

Requested, not funded (Change request #908)

Project: Add Ecosim stacked bars result plot

Project description

Add a new output plot for Ecosim: display a form with a stacked bar plot with (1) volume of landings over time (2) value of landings over time

Project complexity

Low

Project status

Requested, not funded (Change request #403)

Project: Add Ecosim diagnostics – F-value

  • Project description: Add a spreadsheet to the Ecosim tools: Diagnostics, F-value consistency. The spreadsheet should show for each group (or exploited group rather) the F-value calculated from Ecopath (F = catch / biomass) and the corresponding value in Ecosim (where it may be an input time series, e.g., if so it has to be consistent.) (Change request #445)
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Project: Add multi-stanza producer groups

  • Project description: Multi-stanza groups are presently for consumers only. It would be neat for terrestrial applications if they could be used for primary producers also, such as trees and sea grass. (Change request #447)
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Project: Add Ecospace pause option

  • Project description: Add ability to pause Ecospace runs (Change request #577)
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Project: Add MSY equilibrium analysis

  • Project description: Port the equilibrium analysis from Ecopath 5 to Ecopath 6. (Change request #586)
  • Project scope: EwE 6.4
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Project: Add complex installer versioning

  • Project description: Add ability to perform complex installations and auto-updates of components and EwE. (Change request #804)
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Project: Add merge models feature

  • Project description: Port Ecopath 5 ‘merge models’ feature to Ecopath 6. (Change request #852)
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Project: Create Ecospace scenario from GIS

  • Project description: Use true spatial data such as shapefiles and rasters to generate Ecospace scenarios.
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Project: Ecopath on CrossOver

  • Project description: Get Ecopath to run on Mac without the need for Windows. This requires a code assessment by the CrossOver team, and code changes.
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Project: Make MONO compliant2)

  • Project description: Make EwE run under MONO on Windows, which is in theory platform independent.
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Project: Mac version

  • Project description: Make EwE run on Mac. Requires MONO compliancy2).
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Project: Linux version

  • Project description: Make EwE run on Linux. Requires MONO compliancy2).
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Project: Rebuild network analysis Pyramids

  • Project description: The Network Analysis Pyramids logic needs to be rewritten using OpenGL, DirectX or .NET / WPF.
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Project: Improve Pedigree

  • Project description: Add new aspects to take into account to calculate the overall quality of a model. Scope TBD.
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Project: Add Ecoranger

  • Project description: Port a revised version of Ecopath 5 Ecoranger to Ecopath 6. Scope TBD.
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Project: Add multiple names for groups, fleets, etc

  • Project description: Add the ability to add common names, scientific names, or local names etc to groups, fleets, etc. (Change request #1089).
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Project: BIGASC plug-in (Bob Ulanowitz)

  • Project description: Identify the limiting elements and exchanges in a collection of multi-element networks (e.g., C, N, & P) describing an ecosystem (Change request #1102)
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Project: Add Ecospace transect extraction

  • Project description: Bring back transect result extraction in Ecospace (Change request #1267).
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Project: Add Ecopath model from Ecosim

Project description: 
EwE5 has the option to generate an Ecopath model from an Ecosim time step. This logic should be ported to EwE6. (Change request #851)

Project scope

Implemented in EwE 6.4

Project status

Completed

Project: Add Ecowriter

Project description

Add ability to gather comments and remarks in a single, organized document. (request #1276).

Project complexity

Low

Project status

Completed, released with EwE 6.4

Project: Add overlapping MPAs

Project description

MPAs are not able to overlap in a single cell, even if they are apply to different fleets. Now users have to define separate MPAs for the overlapping cells which is impractical. (Change request #676)

Project scope

Implemented in EwE 6.5

Project status

Completed

Project: Add Monte Carlo diet perturbation

Project description

Add ability to vary diets in Monte Carlo

Project scope

Medium complexity

Project status

Completed; released with EwE 6.5