Artificial Intelligence for Earth System Predictability

A multi-lab initiative working with the Earth and Environmental Systems Science Division (EESSD) of the Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER) to develop a new paradigm for Earth system predictability focused on enabling artificial intelligence across field, lab, modeling, and analysis activities.

White papers were solicited for development and application of AI methods in areas relevant to EESSD research with an emphasis on quantifying and improving Earth system predictability, particularly related to the integrative water cycle and extreme events. Submitted white papers will be used to inform the design of three sequential workshops (conducted in 2021-2022) focused on answering the question:

How can DOE directly leverage artificial intelligence (AI) to engineer a substantial (paradigm-changing) improvement in Earth System Predictability?


The AI4ESP initiative is a collaboration between DOE management and laboratories to understand the paradigm shift required to enable AI across the MODEX enterprise, in part by determining the most impactful applications along the observation-modeling continuum.