New DOE Solicitation on Ice Sheet Modeling

May 7, 2009

DOE Office of Science is seeking proposals under a new solicitation for ice sheet modeling. The deadling for submissions is May 26, 2009, according to the DOE announcement.

Computational Science Research for Ice Sheet Modeling

For the Full Announcement see: https://e-center.doe.gov/iips/faopor.nsf/UNID/F68C314C6346C57E852575A900559BF5/$file/FOA_Notice_09-21.pdf

The DOE Office of Science is seeking grant applications in the area of interactive ice sheet dynamics in climate models. They are seeking applications that strengthen current research investments jointly funded by Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) and Biological & Environmental Research (BER) in the Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing (SciDAC) program, or individually by either Office. Research areas covered in the solicitation include land and sea ice, motion and dynamics of mountain glaciers, and/or breaking of the polar ice sheets.

This is a solicitaiton in computational science. Applicants are requested to justify the impact of the proposed computational science research on advancing dynamical ice sheet modeling at the petascale for improved understanding and prediction of global climate.

Some of the computational science topics mentioned in the solicitation include incorporation of scalable and parallel petascale solvers and unstructured or structured grids into coupled models that include ice sheet dynamics; performance and load balancing studies that improve scalability and performance; uncertainty quantification and verification/validation, as well as parallel I/O and technologically robust petascale data archival, retrieval, management and visualization techniques and tools.

There is a strong tie to Biological and Environmental Research (BER) and to SciDAC. Applicants are asked to show clear evidence of collaborations and/or partnerships with BER-ASCR funded SciDAC Projects and/or BER funded climate modeling efforts and enhance these efforts.

Up to $3 million will be available for multiple awards for this program, according to the solicitation. Awards may be for up to three years.

Universities are eligible to apply. Collaborations with National Laboratories are encouraged, but the laboratories will not be funded under this announcement.

Due Date: May 26, 2009


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