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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Congratulations to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) Research Scientist Paul Durack, who recently received the World Climate Research Program’s (WCRP) 2018 Data Prize for his leadership of the input4MIPs project. Durack was selected in late December 2018 by a prize committee comprised of representatives from the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS),...
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Atmospheric System Research (ASR) program is now accepting research grant applications for observational, data analysis, and/or modeling studies that use observations supported by the Climate and Environmental Sciences Division (CESD), including the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) scientific user facility and the ASR program...
The AMS Annual Meeting is the world’s largest yearly gathering for the weather, water, and climate community. Be sure your work is noticed! Follow this link and provide information so that your presentation or poster is represented and is discoverable by your colleagues. 
As one of the world’s largest science gatherings, the AGU Fall Meeting puts you—and your research—at the center of a global community of scientists. Be sure they can find you! Follow this link and provide information so that your presentation or poster is represented and is discoverable by your colleagues. 
NOAA’s Fiscal Year 2019 Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) announcement is accessible via NOAA’s CPO website. The FFO announcement anticipates support of up to two Climate Process Teams, to evaluate, improve, and analyze land components of earth system models such as E3SM and GFDL.  For successful proposals, DOE modeling programs expect to contribute support for DOE...
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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.