SciDAC: Partnerships in Earth System Model Development

Funding Agency:
Department of Energy

The DOE SC programs in Biological and Environmental Research (BER) and Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) announce their interest in receiving applications from multi-disciplinary teams to establish collaborative projects under the SC-wide Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing (SciDAC) program in specific targeted topic areas that relate to the BER and ASCR missions.

This FOA invites new research applications for the SciDAC-5 Partnerships in Earth System Model Development that enable or accelerate scientific discovery employing deep, necessary, and productive collaborations between earth-system scientists on the one hand and applied mathematicians and computer scientists on the other, that overcome the barriers between these disciplines and consequently fully exploit the capabilities of DOE high-performance computing (HPC) in order to accelerate and enhance the DOE’s Energy Exascale Earth System Model (E3SM) development, supported by the Earth System Model Development Program Area (ESMD) of the Earth and Environmental Systems Modeling Program (EESM) within the Earth and Environmental Systems Sciences Division (EESSD) under BER. This SciDAC opportunity targets current challenges of the E3SM to improve its representations and performance of the Atlantic Meridional Ocean Circulation (AMOC), the Antarctic ice sheet, marine biogeochemistry, and quasi-biennial oscillation (QBO), as well as improved physics and numerics to enhance coupling of the various components with high and variable resolutions of the E3SM.

Deadlines:

  • Required Pre-Application: Jan 13, 2022
  • Application Due Date: April 11, 2022

Agency Website

Areas of Interest

Targeted Topics for the BER-ASCR SciDAC Partnerships

• Improved representations of one of the following topics including their properties, dynamics, variability and coupling to other processes in the E3SM: the Atlantic Meridional Ocean Circulation (AMOC); the Antarctic icesheet; marine biogeochemistry; and the quasi-biennial oscillation (QBO).

• Improved physics and numerics to enhance coupling of the various components with high and variable resolutions of the E3SM.

Eligibility Requirements

An individual may only be named as the lead PI on one submission. Individual senior investigators are strongly encouraged not to participate on more than two submissions.

Amount Description

Ceiling $3,000,000 per year 

Floor $1,000,000 per year

DOE anticipates making awards with a project period of 5 years.

Funding Type

Grant

Eligibility

Faculty

Category

Engineering and Physical Sciences
Environmental & Life Sciences
Interdisciplinary

External Deadline

January 13, 2022