Earth and Environmental Sciences

The Climate and Ecosystem Sciences Division seeks to translate data from advanced laboratories, experiments, and large field stations into better tools for predicting the implications of climatic change for our natural environment and for critical water, energy, and agricultural resources. Developing advanced knowledge of the integrated Earth system can help society make informed decisions about the sustainable use of these vital resources.

The Energy Geosciences Division integrates cutting-edge numerical, observational and experimental approaches in both fundamental and applied research projects to promote safe subsurface storage of energy by-products such as CO2 or nuclear waste, to enhance subsurface recovery from renewable sources such as geothermal energy, and to improve efficiency and environmental sustainability of oil and gas production from conventional and unconventional resources.