BER Research Highlights

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March 27, 2006

New Solicitations Issued by the BERs Environmental Remediation Science Division (ERSD)

The ERSD has issued 2 solicitations calling for research on the fate and transport of DOE-relevant contaminant metals and radionuclides in the subsurface. The first solicitation, the Environmental Remediation Science Program (ERSP) represents the merger of the previous NABIR and EMSP programs and will focus on understanding the biogeochemical factors controlling the transport behavior of contaminants in the subsurface in order to develop novel remediation concepts and/or address long term stewardship concerns. The second solicitation, the ERSP-Integrated Field-Scale Subsurface Research Challenge will enable large, multi-disciplinary teams of researchers to resolve key gaps in the understanding of subsurface contaminant transport at the field scale at a DOE site. The two solicitations compliment each other and provide a programmatic mechanism whereby laboratory-derived, molecular scale mechanisms controlling subsurface contaminant transport can be evaluated not only at intermediate scales and but also at the field scale under in situ conditions at a DOE site.

Contact: Robert T. Anderson, SC-23.4, (301) 903-5549
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Division: SC-23.1 Climate and Environmental Sciences Division, BER
      (formerly SC-23.4 Environmental Remediation Sciences Division, OBER)


February 27, 2006

EMSL Featured at AAAS with Symposium, Exhibit

The William R. Wiley Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL) was featured at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) meeting in St. Louis February 16-20. EMSL Director Allison Campbell and BERs Mike Kuperberg organized a symposium February 17 entitled "Unique Tools for Unique Science: Profiling a DOE National Scientific User Facility." The symposium described EMSL's Scientific Grand Challenges and included presentations by Biogeochemistry Grand Challenge leader John Zachara, PNNL; and Membrane Biology Grand Challenge leader Himadri Pakrasi, Washington University. EMSL also had a booth at the meeting that gave Campbell and staff the opportunity to showcase EMSL's capabilities, science themes, and accessibility. Office of Science Director Raymond Orbach was one of the booth visitors.

Contact: Mike Kuperberg, SC-23.4, (301) 903-4902
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Division: SC-23.1 Climate and Environmental Sciences Division, BER
      (formerly SC-23.4 Environmental Remediation Sciences Division, OBER)