DE-FOA-0001531: Regional and Global Climate Modeling and Integrated Assessment Research – An Integration Framework for Multi-Model, U.S. Regional Climate Evaluation that Incorporates Local Human Influences for Research at the Energy-Water-Land Nexus
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Regional and Global Climate Modeling (RGCM) and Integrated Assessment Research (IAR) programs are seeking pre-applications for proposals to lead breakthroughs in climate modeling and climate-human interdependencies that involve the energy-water-land nexus at global and regional scales. Funding from the RGCM program will focus on the development of an evaluation system for high-resolution climate projections with a major, if not exclusive, focus on the contiguous United States. Funding from the IAR program will support evaluation of evidence, model enhancements, and methods that can quantify the role localized human activities can have on weather patterns embedded within a regionally changing climate.
More information on BER’s climate modeling activities can be found at http://climatemodeling.science.energy.gov/, as well as in the Strategic Plan for Climate and Environmental Sciences Division. BER encourages potential applicants to review the documents and related websites in order to familiarize themselves with the RGCM and IAR activities and their strategic goals. Additional, relevant material are as follows:
This effort is university led, but can have up to 40% participation from DOE Laboratories and other Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs).
Pre-applications are required and must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday, March 7, 2016. All submission and inquiries about this Funding Opportunity Announcement should reference DE-FOA-0001531.