The InteRFACE project is a multi-institution project funded by the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science Programs:

Biological and Environmental Research (BER)

The BER program supports scientific research and facilities to achieve a predictive understanding of complex biological, earth, and environmental systems with the aim of advancing the nation’s energy and infrastructure security.

Earth & Environmental Systems Sciences Division (EESSD)

The EESSD Mission is to enhance the seasonal to multidecadal predictability of the Earth system using long-term field experiments, DOE user facilities, modeling and simulation, uncertainty characterization, best-in-class computing, process research, and data analytics and management.

Data Management (DM)

The Data Management activity emphasizes data standards, preservation, and data federation to benefit all DOE scientists. To date this activity supports the Earth System Grid Federation (ESGF) and an Environmental Systems Science Data Infrastructure for a Virtual Ecosystem (ESS-DIVE) in support of Environmental System Science activities.

Earth & Environmental System Modeling (EESM)

The goal of EESM is to simulate and understand DOE-relevant predictability of the Earth system, by describing processes and process interactions over multiple time and space scales. EESM investments focus on model development, model analysis, and understanding the role of multi-sector interactions with the physical-human system. All three of the EESM program areas support InteRFACE research:  

The RGMA program area focuses on analyzing regions critical to understanding the dynamics of climate variability and change; evaluating robust methods for higher spatial resolution simulations; and diagnosing and analyzing state-of-the-science coupled climate and ESMs across a wide range of scales. 

The Earth System Model Development program area supports innovative and computationally advanced earth system modeling capabilities, with the ultimate goal of providing accurate and computationally advanced representations of the fully coupled and integrated Earth system, as needed for energy and related sectoral infrastructure planning. This includes the Energy Exascale Earth System Model (E3SM) project running on DOE high-performance computers.

MultiSector Dynamics seeks to advance scientific understanding of the complex interactions, interdependencies, and co-evolutionary pathways of human and natural systems, including interdependencies among sectors and infrastructures.

US Department of Energy

InteRFACE is a multi-institution project funded by the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science.