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Photo by: Roy Kaltschmidt
Berkeley Lab geochemist B. Mack Kennedy used this mass spectrometer (foreground) to determine helium isotope ratios in samples of surface fluids from the northern Basin and Range.
The ESD's research is divided across four Program Areas (Fundamental Earth Sciences, Environmental and Biological Systems Sciences, Energy Resources, Climate and Carbon Sciences). Aligned with the mission and vision of ESD, LBNL and DOE, it is the role of the Program Area Lead to develop long-term vision/goals, understand the cross-cutting nature of ESD's research, and develop opportunities and strategies to establish new and sustain current programs within ESD. The Program Area Leads are key to advocating ESD-LBNL core capabilities to the community and our sponsors and fostering communication within the ESD to strengthen program development.
As Programs develop, they are managed by an assigned Lead who is responsible to ensure that the Program is meeting its scientific agenda, purpose, and maintaining a level visibility to the community and our sponsors. The Program Lead acts as the primary contact with the appropriate funding sponsor, is responsible for matching ESD's disciplinary capability to the needs of the appropriate funding sponsor, and is a primary contributor to ESD's research and development strategies and communication.
|Fundamental Earth Sciences||Donald J. DePaolo & Ernest L. Majer|
|Fundamental Geosciences||Ernest L. Majer|
|Lab Directed Research & Development||Susan S. Hubbard|
|Energy Resources||Jens Birkholzer & Curt M. Oldenburg|
|Geologic Carbon Sequestration||Curt M. Oldenburg|
|Hydrocarbon Resources||George J. Moridis|
|Geothermal Systems||Burton M. (Mack) Kennedy|
|Nuclear Energy & Waste||Jens Birkholzer|
|Environmental & Biological Systems Sciences||Susan S. Hubbard & Janet Jansson|
|Environmental Remediation & Water Resources||Kenneth Hurst Williams|
|Ecosystems Biology||Janet Jansson|
|Climate & Carbon Sciences||William (Bill) Collins & Margaret S. Torn|
|Atmospheric System Research
||Margaret S. Torn|
|Climate Modeling||William (Bill) Collins|
|Terrestrial Ecosystems Science||Margaret S. Torn|