Biological and Environmental Research - Earth and Environmental System Sciences
Earth and Environmental System Modeling
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EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEM MODELING is part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER) Climate and Environmental Sciences Division (CESD). Our focus is on the development, evaluation, and use of regional and global integrated Earth system models, to understand the interactions between climate and energy-related activities, and to inform adaptation to shifts in climate and societal requirements.

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently strengthened its support of earth system model development and analysis with $7 million in funding for nine studies through the Regional & Global Model Analysis (RGMA) and Earth System Model Development (ESMD) program areas. “As our computational capabilities at the national laboratories have grown, it has become possible...
A Core Project in DOE's Earth and Environmental System Modeling (EESM) Program Focuses on Analyzing Simulations of Conditions and Processes in the Arctic and the Southern Ocean An aerial view of the summertime Arctic Ocean, and the German research icebreaker R/V Polarstern. It was taken during the waning days of the 2019-2020 Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the...
Two virtual meetings will be held in October 2020. The Regional and Global Model Analysis (RGMA) program area Principle Investigator (PI) Meeting will be held October 13 to 16, 2020, and the Earth System Model Development (ESMD)/Energy Exascale Earth System Model (E3SM) PI meeting will be held the week of October 26, 2020. PIs are encouraged to register as soon as...
Cristiana Stan recently joined the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Earth and Environmental System Modeling (EESM) program under an Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) assignment. In her new EESM role, Stan—an associate professor at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia—will work across EESM program areas, particularly in advancing novel scientific concepts and...
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced the selection of 76 scientists from across the nation to receive funding for research as part of the DOE Office of Science’s Early Career Research Program. Four awardees plan research projects connected to Earth and Environmental Systems Sciences (EESM). They include: Matthew Hoffman, Los Alamos National Laboratory...
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Program Information

Earth System Model Development

The Earth System Model Development (ESMD) program area supports innovative and computationally advanced earth system modeling capabilities, with the goal of providing accurate representations of the fully coupled and integrated Earth system, as needed for energy and related sectoral infrastructure planning.

Regional & Global Model Analysis

The Regional & Global Model Analysis (RGMA) program area advances the predictive understanding of Earth’s climate by focusing on a scientific analysis of the dominant sets of governing processes that describe climate change on regional scales.

MultiSector Dynamics

The MultiSector Dynamics program area seeks to advance scientific understanding of the complex interactions, interdependencies, and co-evolutionary pathways of human and natural systems, including interdependencies among sectors and infrastructures. These model efforts inform some of the most significant energy, economic, and infrastructure decisions affecting the world today.