Our Divisions

Berkeley Lab’s Earth & Environmental Sciences Area is a premier Earth sciences research organization where scientists are tackling some of the most pressing environmental and energy challenges of the 21st Century in order to enable sustainable stewardship and judicious use of the Earth’s subsurface energy resources. With the breadth of expertise of integrated teams offered by the Climate and Ecosystem Sciences and the Energy Geosciences Divisions, the Area vision is to lead the nation in solving complex environment and energy challenges.

Geological Carbon Sequestration

Energy Geosciences Division

The mission of the Energy Geosciences Division is to create basic and use-inspired knowledge, methods, and capabilities for sustainable utilization and management of the Earth’s subsurface.

Climate & Ecosystem Sciences Division

Scientists in the Climate and Ecosystem Sciences Division measure and model critical environmental and biological systems, exchanges between the biosphere and atmosphere, climatic and atmospheric processes, and interactions between society and its natural surroundings.