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Through fundamental and applied research, the Earth Sciences Division (ESD), with a combination of theoretical investigation, instrument development, laboratory experimentation, and field-based research, sets out to achieve a robust understanding of Earth systems at a range of spatial and temporal scales--from molecules to the whole Earth, from microseconds to millions of years.
For a secure energy future, with support from DOE and other funding sponsors, ESD's research is divided across four Program Areas (Fundamental Earth Sciences, Energy Resources, Environmental and Biological Systems Sciences, and Climate and Carbon Sciences) and is managed by it's Programs (listed below) which focus on meeting its scientific agenda, purpose, and visibility. The Program Lead acts as the primary contact with the appropriate funding sponsor and is also responsible for matching ESD’s disciplinary capability to the needs of the appropriate funding sponsor.
ESD's research facilities and centers provide users with a rich technical environment for the development and application in several areas.
Projects are typically mapped to an ESD Program and are managed by a Principal Investigator (PI). The PI ensures that scientific quality, financial and administrative responsibilities, and health & safety guidelines are met.
The Earth Sciences Division (ESD) partners with Berkeley Lab’s Technology Transfer Department to move technologies from the Lab to the marketplace to benefit society and the U.S. economy. read more »