Posted: January 13, 2020

Pre-Applications due February 14, 2020; Proposals due March 31, 2020

The DOE SC program in Biological and Environmental Research (BER) announces 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. The EESM vision is to provide the best possible information about the Earth's evolving system: In addition to promoting understanding of the natural world, this knowledge could be used to inform planning for energy assets and infrastructures.

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.

Read the full solicitation here.

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