BER has been carefully monitoring the rapidly evolving situation regarding the novel coronavirus pandemic. Many local and state governments have placed new mandates to help reduce the spread of the virus. In light of those changes and to ensure the safety of our PIs, we postponed this year’s meeting until 2021. We are actively working with the host hotel to reschedule the specific dates, but anticipate the meeting to be in the May 18-19, 2021, timeframe.
On May 19-20, 2020, we hosted a Virtual All-Hands Meeting, which focused on programmatic updates from TES and SBR as well as from other joint efforts (e.g., ESS-DIVE, etc.). The second day of the meeting included plenary science and program talks (e.g., budget talk, cyberinfrastructure update, etc.).
Additionally, to ensure continuity of communications between DOE program managers and the ESS community, we will host and plan a number of alternative events over the next nine months, including:
PI-Submitted Research Highlights for Subsurface Biogeochemical Research Program
November 2019 [PDF]