The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility recently established a new fixed site in the Eastern North Atlantic (ENA) and deployed the third and newest ARM Mobile Facility (AMF) for an extended campaign at Oliktok Point, Alaska.

In order to provide for early research results from these scientific investments in the Arctic and Eastern North Atlantic, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science is now accepting applications for research grants or DOE national laboratory projects to conduct research relevant to the Atmospheric System Research (ASR) program that focuses on either of these ARM sites. The proposed research should be based on a broad range of instruments and capabilities at the given site.

DOE intends to award one research project for each of these two regions. Recipients of these initial site research projects will:

  • conduct observation-based process research involving a broad spectrum of ARM measurement capabilities at these locations,
  • catalyze further joint activities within the ASR community involving the regions, and
  • provide an expert scientific resource that can provide transferrable science insight into observational research in these locations.

These awards will provide the opportunity for the recipients to play leadership roles within the ASR community in developing emerging research strategies for these regions.

NOTE: In future funding opportunities, ASR intends to request applications for research involving data from ARM facilities, including the two requested above. The distinctive aspects of the research sought under this announcement include the breadth of the observational data record to be employed, the expertise in critical climatological processes and measurement issues characteristic of the region, and recognized stature of the applicants for research in the region. Proposed research activities that are narrowly centered on the use of only a single instrument class from the site will not be accepted for review.

Preapplications are required and must be submitted through the DOE Office of Science Portfolio Analysis and Management System by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on June 27, 2014.

Only those preapplicants that receive notification from DOE encouraging a formal application may submit full applications, which will be due July 31, 2014, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

More details on the funding opportunity are available on the DOE Office of Science website.