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Annual Environmental Systems Science PI Meeting

BER has been carefully monitoring the rapidly evolving situation regarding the novel coronavirus pandemic. Many local and state governments have placed new mandates to help reduce the spread of the virus. In light of those changes and to ensure the safety of our PIs, we postponed this year’s meeting until 2021. We are actively working with the host hotel to reschedule the specific dates, but anticipate the meeting to be in the May 18-19, 2021, timeframe.

On May 19-20, 2020, we hosted a Virtual All-Hands Meeting, which focused on programmatic updates from TES and SBR as well as from other joint efforts (e.g., ESS-DIVE, etc.). The second day of the meeting included plenary science and program talks (e.g., budget talk, cyberinfrastructure update, etc.).

Additionally, to ensure continuity of communications between DOE program managers and the ESS community, we will host and plan a number of alternative events over the next nine months, including:

  • Community Town Halls: TES and SBR will host town halls and/or informal get togethers at this year’s larger scientific meetings such the Goldschmidt 2020 Meeting, Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, and the American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting. More details will be transmitted just before the respective meeting.
  • Exploring Additional Virtual Sessions: We realize that in addition to program updates, the PI meeting is also an opportunity for information exchange and discussion between projects and investigators. While we can’t wholly replace this function, we are exploring whether and how some PI meeting planned sessions might translate to a virtual format. Such sessions would be limited in number and may be scheduled throughout the year. We will share more information as we explore this option.

Annual Meetings' Abstracts Archive

DE-FOA-0002482 - Integrated Computational and Data Infrastructure for Scientific Discovery
Now accepting applications. Letters of Intent Due: April 2, 2021, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. [03/21]

Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program 2021 Solicitation 1
Now accepting applications. Pre-Application Due: May 5, 2021, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. [02/21]

Virtual SSRL-EMSL Workshop: Spectroscopy and Modeling for Molecular Insight into Environmental Processes – January 26, 2021. Further information and agenda. [12/20]

ESS Program Manager Position (Physical Scientist GS-13/14)
Full announcement. [12/20]

DE-FOA-0002431 – DOE EPSCoR (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) Implementation Grants
Now accepting applications. Pre-Application Due: December 15, 2020, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. [12/20]

Call for White Papers on AI for Earth System Predictability
More details. [12/20]

DE-FOA-0002392-Environmental System Science
Now accepting applications. Pre-Application Due: Dec. 17, 2020, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. [11/20]

ASCR Leadership Computing Challenge.
Call for Proposals Open. Pre-Proposals Due: January 4, 2021, 5:00 pm Eastern Time. [11/20]

Environmental Research Funding: DoD SERDP
Now accepting applications.
• Core Solicitation for Environmental Research and Development Proposals. Pre-Proposals Due: Jan. 7, 2021, 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
• SEED Solicitation. Proposals Due: March 4, 2021, 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time. [11/9]

Funding Opportunity Announcement: DOE ESPCoR Program
Now accepting applications. [MORE]
Pre-Application Due: Dec. 15, 2020, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. [10/29]

Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program 2020 Solicitation 2
Now accepting applications. [MORE] Pre-Application Due: Nov. 12, 2020, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. [9/20]

Highlights submissions to require DOE PAGES number. [MORE] [7/20]

Environmental System Science Projects Awards Announced Summary [7/20]

FACE report now available Overview [6/20]

DOE announces Early Career Research Program awards for FY 2020. Awardees List [6/20]

DE-FOA-0002482 - Integrated Computational and Data Infrastructure for Scientific Discovery
Now accepting applications. Letters of Intent Due: April 2, 2021, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. [03/21]

Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program 2021 Solicitation 1
Now accepting applications. Pre-Application Due: May 5, 2021, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. [02/21]

DE-FOA-0002431 – DOE EPSCoR (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) Implementation Grants
More details. [12/20]

DE-FOA-0002392-Environmental System Science
Now accepting applications. Pre-Application Due: Dec. 17, 2020, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. [11/19]

ASCR Leadership Computing Challenge.
Call for Proposals Open. Pre-Proposals Due: January 4, 2021, 5:00 pm Eastern Time. [11/19]

Environmental Research Funding: DoD SERDP
Now accepting applications.
• Core Solicitation for Environmental Research and Development Proposals. Pre-Proposals Due: Jan. 7, 2021, 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
• SEED Solicitation. Proposals Due: March 4, 2021, 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time. [11/20]

DE-FOA-0002431-Established Program To Stimulate Competitive Research (DOE EPSCoR) Implementation Grants
Now accepting applications. Pre-Application Due: Dec. 15, 2020, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. [10/20]

Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program 2020 Solicitation 2
Now accepting applications. Pre-Application Due: Nov. 12, 2020, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. [9/20]

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2020 PI Abstracts [5/20]


Second State of the Carbon Cycle Report (SOCCR2) [11/18]


Disturbance and Vegetation Dynamics in Earth System Models Workshop [11/18]


EESSD Strategic Plan 2018