DOE Workshops

DOE Workshop on Community Modeling and Long-Term Predictions of the Integrated Water Cycle - September 24-26, 2012

This workshop will serve as a launching point and major organizing event to identify challenges and plan the development of next generation human-earth system models for improving long-term predictions of the regional-scale integrated water cycle. Built around a framework of DOE, DOE-collaboratively funded, and other relevant existing and evolving community-based models, the effort will seek to:

  1. Identify core modeling capabilities while identifying key research gaps, with an emphasis on improving model fidelity;
  2. Reveal relevant and critical observational research, data management, and analysis capabilities and needs that underpin the main models and model components, not just for model development but for testing and validation;
  3. Engage the interagency research community in strategies for improving synthesis and integration;
  4. Elucidate opportunities for collaborations within DOE and with other agencies and institutions that have complementary and essential expertise in specific aspects of the water cycle;
  5. Improve understanding of the nature and characteristics of long-term, scientific information requirements for DOE’s energy and environmental missions and, as appropriate, for mission needs of other partner agencies.

GOAMAZON2014 - July 26-27, 2011

The Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER) convened a working group of atmospheric, terrestrial ecosystem, and modeling scientists to identify key scientific challenges and potential goals to be addressed by GOAMAZON2014. In particular, the workshop identified mechanisms and opportunities for integration of Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM), Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL), and Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer (TES) observations, process science, and climate model development to advance the understanding of the role of land-atmosphere processes affecting the Amazon hydrology and climate. The workshop report is available.

Climate Research Roadmap Workshop - May 13-14, 2010

Due to a keen interest from the Office of Science Management, this workshop was organized to address the need for a near-term research roadmap to inform DOE’s climate science program. It was coordinated with the Biological & Environmental Research Advisory Committee’s (BERAC) strategic planning workshop to gain input and support from the climate research community.

The Roadmap Workshop’s goal was to gain a concise research roadmap to inform BER’s climate science program over the course of ten years. Emphasis was on the arctic, temperate, and tropical disciplinary interfaces, with breakout groups that looked at knowledge gaps and opportunities. The workshop report is available.