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The Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science (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. While this information could have future uses, BER’s interest in supporting this research is to advance our understanding of the natural world, its processes, and its phenomena.

This FOA solicits research applications for: 1) Earth System Model Development (ESMD)- To advance the development of the Energy Exascale Earth System Model (E3SM) by enhancing its capability and accuracy toward an integrated earth system model including all earth system components and their interaction with human component; and 2) Regional and Global Model Analysis (RGMA)- To enhance understanding of predictability of the Earth system by simulating, evaluating, and analyzing modes of climate variability, water cycle, and extreme events. Innovative techniques such as machine learning, data assimilation and initialization are encouraged as part of this topic. Development of metrics to quantify and reduce the uncertainty in Earth System model projections will be an integral component of the model analysis part of a successful application.

Application Deadline: Pre-Applications due January 5, 2022 (Required) and Full Applications due March 7, 2022, 11:59 PM Eastern Time