To advance our understanding of the fundamental physical, chemical and biological processes that control contaminant behavior in the environment in ways that help solve DOE's intractable problems in environmental remediation and stewardship.
The Subsurface Biogeochemical Research program (SBR) advances fundamental science to understand, predict and mitigate the impacts of environmental contamination from past nuclear weapons production and provide a scientific basis for the long-term stewardship of nuclear waste disposal. The program supports an integrated portfolio of research ranging from molecular to field scales with emphasis on the use of advanced computer models and multidisciplinary, iterative-experimentation to understand and predict contaminant transport in complex subsurface environments.
Program Funding Opportunity Announcements
Announcements are posted on the DOE Office of Science Grants and Contracts Web Site and at grants.gov. Information about preparing and submitting applications, as well as the DOE Office of Science merit review process, is available at theDOE Office of Science Grants and Contracts Web Site. For current announcements visit BER Funding Opportunities.
Why the Program's Research is Important
DOE is responsible for what has been described as the largest, most complex, and diverse collection of environmental remediation challenges in the nation. While some of the problems are tractable and require only time and money to resolve, a large fraction of them cannot be resolved with existing knowledge and technology. It is the need for solutions to this subset of environmental remediation problems that drives this research program.
More Information about the Program and Its Accomplishments
Subsurface Biogeochemical Research Strategic Plan (436KB)
Annual Subsurface Biogeochemical Research Program PI Meeting: Programs and Abstracts
Modeling and High-Performance Computer (SciDAC)