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) Earth and Environmental Systems Sciences Division (EESSD). 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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Papers will inform the design of workshops for new Artificial Intelligence for Earth System Predictability (AI4ESP) This schematic details the model-experiment (MODEX) approach to scientific discovery (outer ring) and various DOE data, models, and analysis capabilities that should be linked as community resources based on open-science principles (inner sphere). At the...
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) INCITE program is now seeking proposals for high-impact, computationally intensive research campaigns across a broad array of science, engineering, and computer science domains. Open to researchers from academia, government labs, and industry, the Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) program...
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research (DOE ASCR) announced a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) of $13.5 million over three years to support research using data science and computation-based methods, including artificial intelligence and machine learning. Awards under this FOA will develop new software workflows and tools to...
The American Geophysical Union and the American Meteorological Society have recently announced submission deadlines for the 2021 AGU Fall Meeting and the 2022 AMS Annual Meeting. AGU deadline for proposals: The deadline is April 14 to submit proposals for general scientific sessions, town halls, union and special sessions, and scientific workshops for the 2021 AGU Fall...
A brand new machine, Chrysalis, was purchased by the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER) at the end of 2020, and was installed at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) in December for early users. After extensive optimization and finding good configurations for the model, the machine is now operational. It is open to all E3SM staff...
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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.