Funding Opportunity to Improve Earth System Modeling

Earth System Model Development and Analysis Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA)

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science announced its interest in receiving research applications for Earth and Environmental Systems Modeling (EESM).  The goal of the EESM portfolio within the BER program is to develop and demonstrate advanced modeling and simulation capabilities, in order to enhance the predictability of the Earth system over multiple temporal and spatial scales.

This FOA solicits research applications to advance the fundamental understanding of dynamic, physical, and biogeochemical processes required to systematically develop and analyze high resolution Earth System Models. The FOA will support model development of the Energy Exascale Earth System Model (E3SM), analysis to enhance understanding of biogeochemical, aerosol, cloud, and/or aerosol-cloud interactions and feedbacks using global and regional Earth system models, techniques for model initialization, and development of metrics to quantify and reduce the uncertainty in Earth System model projections.

More details are available in the funding opportunity announcement, DE-FOA-0002230

Preapplications are mandatory and must be submitted through the DOE Portfolio Analysis and Management System (PAMS) by 5 p.m. Eastern time on February 14, 2020.  Only those applicants that receive notification from DOE encouraging a formal proposal may submit full proposals. Full proposals will be due on March 31, 2020. 

Please send inquiries regarding the FOA to Program Managers Renu Joseph or Sally McFarlane