Program Areas

Climate & Carbon Sciences

Advance the understanding and prediction of multiscale climate dynamics, abrupt and extreme climate events, terrestrial feedbacks to climate change, and their impacts on energy and water resources.

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Environmental & Biological Systems Sciences

Develop a predictive understanding of environmental processes and microbial metabolic diversity that mediate biogeochemical cycles, and develop robust environmental solutions.

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Energy Resources

Advance the knowledge and technology needed to develop and utilize subsurface systems for clean, secure, cost-effective, and sustainable energy production, energy storage, and disposal of energy-related wastes.

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Fundamental Earth Sciences

Optimizing environmental and subsurface energy strategies requires understanding of the Earth’s responses to perturbations caused by energy extraction, waste storage and environmental change.

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