The SBR program supports, in partnership with the DOE Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR), the IDEAS project to improve scientific productivity by qualitatively changing scientific software developer productivity. The IDEAS project team, which includes members from ANL, LANL, LBNL, LLNL, ORNL, PNNL, SNL, and the Colorado School of Mines will create an extreme-scale scientific software development ecosystem composed of high-quality, reusable CSE software components and libraries, a collections of best practices, processes and tools, and outreach to promote and disseminate productivity improvements. The two SBR/TES-relevant use cases that will motivate the project include: 1) hydrology and biogeochemical cycling in the Colorado River system, and 2) hydrology and soil carbon dynamics of Arctic tundra. These two use cases tie IDEAS to modeling and simulation goals in two SBR SFA programs (at LBNL and SLAC) and to both of the Next Generation Ecosystem Experiment (NGEE) projects within the Terrestrial Ecosystem Science (TES) program. More information on the project, along with points of contact, is available on the project web site.