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Subsurface Biogeochemical Research Program

Community Resources to Advance Watershed Systems Science

The following are examples of SBR-SFA based community efforts focused on enabling innovation through community coordination.


Network of Watershed Research Testbeds

The SBR program supports a network of watershed testbeds within the contiguous United States where national laboratory, university and interagency partners work in interdisciplinary teams to address SBR’s Priority Research Objectives and to advance watershed system science for energy. [List of SFAs associated with testbeds.]

Worldwide Hydrobiogeochemical Observation Network for Dynamic River Systems (WHONDRS)

A consortium of researchers and other interested parties that aims to understand the hydrologic, biogeochemical, and microbial impacts of sustained high-frequency water level fluctuations in river corridors from local to global scales. [website]

Mercury Aqueous Speciation Database (AQUA-MER)

A database and toolkit for researchers working on environmental mercury geochemistry. AQUA-MER is useful for researchers who want to investigate mercury speciation in defined environments i.e., to which chemical elements and groups it will bind and in what proportions, given an input of concentrations of chemicals. [website]

Environmental Systems Science Data Infrastructure for a Virtual Ecosystem (ESS-DIVE)

ESS-DIVE data contributors will be able to archive and share data with supporting information in consistent formats that can be cited and tracked. ESS-DIVE users will be able to efficiently find and obtain data that are easier to interpret, integrate, and analyze. [website]

Surface Complexation/Ion Exchange Database

A repository that contains compilations of mineral-specific surface complexation and ion exchange data for use in modeling reaction constants.

ESS Cyberinfrastructure Working Group

A framework to enable and enhance model interoperability and intercomparisons, guide ESS database directions, and enhance model-data integration and modeling validation.

Software Productivity and Sustainability

A repository that contains a collection of documents that support an iterative planning process for improving scientific software developer productivity and product sustainability through improved software practices, processes and tools. [website]

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Subsurface Biogeochemical Research Overview

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