Collaborative Science

CGD employs a strong focus on collaborative mechanisms where scientists work to solve challenging climate issues that cannot be addressed by a single investigator or a small group of investigators. Collaborative Science in CGD consists of: CLIVAR Climate Process Teams (CPT's), Earth System Modeling (EaSM), Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing (SciDAC), Climate Science for a Sustainable Energy Future (CSSEF), and CGD's Scientific Visitor Program.


CPTs | CLIVAR Climate Process Teams: collaborative projects each involving a team of theoreticians, observationalists, process modelers, and coupled climate modelers. They are formed around specific issues, key uncertainties, or major biases in coupled climate models.

CRIEPI | The Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry: engages in research on proposed energy policies for Japan and in a variety of technology development projects.

EaSM | Earth System Modeling: diverse interdisciplinary teams who work on the development and application of next-generation Earth System Models that include coupled and interactive representations of such things as ocean and atmospheric currents, human activities, agricultural working lands and forests, urban environments, biogeochemistry, atmospheric chemistry,  the water cycle and land ice.

SciDAC | Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing: coordinated research efforts directed at exploiting the emerging capabilities of ultrascale computing regarding problems in climate science.

CSSEF | Climate Science for a Sustainable Energy Future: collaborative project among Oak Ridge, Argonne, Brookhaven, Lawrence Berkeley, Lawrence Livermore, Pacific Northwest, and Sandia national laboratories together with the National Center for Atmospheric Research to transform the climate model development and testing process and thereby accelerate the development of the Community Earth System Model’s sixth-generation version, CESM3.

CGD Scientific Visitor Program: nurtures and maintains long-term scientific interactions with university and national laboratory collaborators as well as early career scientists through a diverse and flexible visitor opportunities.




Our Vision

To benefit society as the center of collaborative Earth climate system research.

CGD | Climate & Global Dynamics