Earth Science 2019-02-20T21:04:05+00:00

Earth Science

A sustainable future requires understanding and ensuring that the Earth system supports both stationary and transportation energy systems while mitigating the impact these energy systems have on the Earth. Sandia is focused on three primary R&D areas that are aligned with the DOE’s emerging crosscutting program initiatives:


Providing science, applied research, and technology for local and global arctic challenges

Energy Geoscience & Engineering

Reducing environmental impacts of fossil fuel production and use.

Water/Energy Nexus

Water and energy availability are interdependent in the infrastructure that currently supports and sustains our society.

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  • MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit April 17, 2017
  • Frontiers in Resilience Symposium: Developing Innovative Resilience Solutions at the Interface of Science, Economics, and Policy at George Mason University in Arlington, VA May 10, 2017
  • Catalysts of the Climate Economy Summit, Burlington, VT September 6, 2017

Sandia Joins Internationally Renowned Scientists, National Labs to Discuss Energy and Security in the Arctic

Could energy and security challenges in the Arctic help solve energy or security concerns nationwide? That is one of many questions that will be explored by international scientists, national labs, government agencies, and Arctic stakeholders [...]

Join Sandia’s Experts at the 2017 AGU Fall Meeting in New Orleans, LA

Nearly 100 of Sandia’s technical experts will attend the American Geophysical Union (AGU) 2017 Fall Meeting December 11-15 at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. A variety of departments will be represented, including [...]

Sandia to present at 2016 AGU Fall Meeting

  Sandia leads the nation in addressing the complex intersection between the Earth and engineered environments, providing technical solutions to ensure our nation's strength and security. This week Sandia scientists will be the 2016 AGU [...]

Understanding Hazardous Combustion Byproducts Reduces Factors Impacting Climate Change

By Micheal Padilla Researchers at Sandia’s Combustion Research Facility are developing the understanding necessary to build cleaner combustion technologies that will in turn reduce climate impact. Their work focuses on understanding the oxidation chemistry of [...]