From nearly 100 letters of interest, teams were invited and funded to develop white papers. Twenty-seven teams have submitted their proposals and are currently under review.  A portfolio of flagship projects will be announced in Spring 2022.

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Title Research Theme MIT Faculty and Researchers
Bringing computation to the climate challenge Adaptation and Resilience; Climate Policy; Climate Science; Reducing Emissions Noelle Eckley Selin (lead), Raffaele Ferrari (lead), Tamara Broderick, Alan Edelman, Arlene Fiore, Glenn Flierl, Christopher Knittel, John Marshall, Youssef Marzouk, Elsa Olivetti, Bethany Patten, Chris Rackauckas, Daniela Rus, Adam Schlosser, Andre Souza, Gregory Wagner
Carbon>Building Adaptation and Resilience; Carbon Removal; Climate Policy; Climate Science; Human Impacts; Reducing Emissions Mark Goulthorpe (lead), Nicola Ferralis, Jeff Grossman, A. John Hart, Jeremiah Johnson, James E. Kelsey, Randy Kirchain, Christopher Knittel, Richard Roth, Brian Wardle
Managing sources and sinks of carbon in terrestrial and coastal ecosystems Adaptation and Resilience; Carbon Removal; Climate Policy; Climate Science; Human Impacts; Reducing Emissions Charles Harvey (lead), Tami Lieberman (lead), Heidi Nepf (lead), Saurabh Amin, David Des Marais, David Hsu, David McGee, Darcy McRose, J. Taylor Perron, Cesar Terrer
Ocean vital signs Climate Science Christopher Hill (lead), Ryan Woosley (lead), Fadel Adib, Andrew Babbin, Stephanie Dutkiewicz, Alan Edelman, Raffaele Ferrari, Gael Forget, Oliver Jahn, Jon Lauderdale, John Marshall, Dava Newman, Mark Veillette, Greg Wagner, Danielle Wood
Preparing for a new world of weather and climate extremes Adaptation and Resilience; Climate Science; Reducing Emissions Kerry Emanuel (lead), Miho Mazereeuw (lead), Paul O'Gorman (lead), Saurabh Amin, Kristin Bergmann, Timothy Cronin, Raffaele Ferrari, Xiang Gao, Brian Goldberg, Michael Howland, David McGee, Sai Ravela, Dan Rothman, Adam Schlosser, Kairos Shen, Justin Steil, Kenneth Strzepek, Jessika Trancik
Protecting and enhancing natural carbon sinks – Natural Climate and Community Solutions (NCCS) Carbon Removal; Climate Science; Human Impacts; Reducing Emissions John Fernandez (lead), Daniela Rus (lead), Joann de Zegher (lead), John Aldridge, Marcela Angel, Deborah Campbell, Alessandra Fabbri, John Loomis, Björn Lütjens, Luis Gilberto Murillo-Urrutia, Dava Newman, Roberto Rigobon, Cesar Terrer
Quantifying and managing the risks of sea-level rise Adaptation and Resilience; Climate Policy; Climate Science; Human Impacts Brent Minchew (lead), Carolina Bastidas, Camilla Cattania, Pedro Elosegui, William Frank, Janelle Knox-Hayes, John Marshall, David McGee, Nori Nakata, Sai Ravela, Brent Ryan, William Wheaton, Andrew Whittle
Reinventing climate change adaptation – The Climate Resilience Early Warning System (CREWSnet) Adaptation and Resilience; Climate Science; Human Impacts John Aldridge (lead), Elfatih Eltahir (lead), Deborah Campbell, Kerry Emanuel, Charles Harvey, Sergey Paltsev, Ronald Prinn, Sai Ravela, Adam Schlosser, Anne Slinn, Claire Walsh
Stratospheric Airborne Climate Observatory System to initiate a climate risk forecasting revolution Adaptation and Resilience; Climate Policy; Climate Science; Human Impacts R. John Hansman (lead), Brent Minchew (lead), John Ashcom, Brian Aull, David Burke, John Cho, Mark Drela, Kerry Emanuel, Dara Entekhabi, T.Y. Fan, Bob Galeis, William Herzog, Jalal Khan, Matt Stowe, Dave Wolinski, Beijia Zhang
The future of coasts – Changing flood risk for coastal communities in the developing world Adaptation and Resilience; Climate Science; Human Impacts Dara Entekhabi (lead), Miho Mazereeuw (lead), Danielle Wood (lead)
The MIT Low-Carbon Co-Design Institute Adaptation and Resilience; Carbon Removal; Climate Policy; Climate Science; Human Impacts; Reducing Emissions Audun Botterud (lead), Dharik Mallapragada (lead), Robert Stoner (lead), Saurabh Amin, Anuradha Annaswamy, Clare Balboni, Kirkor Bozdogan, Antje Danielson, Pablo Duenas-Martinez, Kerry Emanuel, Betar Gallant, Emre Gencer, T. Alan Hatton, Marija Ilic, Christopher Knittel, Donald Lessard, Jennifer Morris, Elsa Olivatti, Sergey Paltsev, Ignacio Perez-Arriaga, Christoph Reinhart, Angeliki Diane Rigos, Sanjay Sarma, Richard Schmalensee, Andy Sun, Yogesh Surendranath, Jessika Trancik