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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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
Center for Electrification and Decarbonization of Industry Adaptation and Resilience; Carbon Removal; Human Impacts; Reducing Emissions Yet-Ming Chiang (lead), Karthish Manthiram (lead), Bilge Yildiz (lead), Antoine Allanore, Fikile Brushett, Betar Gallant, Ahmed Ghoniem, William Green, Jeffrey Grossman, Ju Li, Elsa Olivetti, Yuriy Román-Leshkov, Yang Shao-Horn, Robert Stoner, Yogesh Surendranath, Timothy Swager, Kripa Varanasi
Directed Evolution of Biological Carbon Fixation Working Group at MIT (DEBC-MIT) Adaptation and Resilience; Carbon Removal; Reducing Emissions Edward Boyden (lead), Matthew Shoulders (lead), Fábio Duarte, Claire Gorman, Robert Wilson
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
Policy innovation and experimentation for effective and equitable climate solutions Adaptation and Resilience; Climate Policy; Human Impacts; Reducing Emissions Abhijit Banerjee (lead), Iqbal Dhaliwal (lead), Claire Walsh (lead), Clare Balboni, Sarah DiCioccio, Gabrielle Hauray, Namrata Kala, Benjamin Olken, Maike Pfeiffer, Andrea Christina Ruiz
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
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
Rapid decarbonization of freight mobility Adaptation and Resilience; Reducing Emissions Yossi Sheffi (lead), Matthias Winkenbach (lead), Christopher Caplice, Henry Chen, David Correl, Jarrod Goentzel, Xiaotong Guo, Angelo Gurgel, Annie Hudson, Milena Janjevic, Jonas Lehmann, Sergey Paltsev, Anson Steward, Josué Velázquez Martínez , Shenhao Wang, Jinhua Zhao
Reducing group-based disparities in climate adaptation Adaptation and Resilience; Climate Policy; Human Impacts Evan Lieberman (lead), Danielle Wood (lead), Siqi Zheng (lead), Kristi Acuff, Ann-Marsha Alexis, Paige Bollen, Volha Charnysh, Fabio Duarte, Sideena Grace, Nicolas Guetta-Jeanrenaud, Nadia Khan, Rorisang Lekalake, Asya Magazinnik, Dava Newman, Nicolas Studen
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
Revolutionizing agriculture with low-emissions, resilient crops Adaptation and Resilience; Reducing Emissions Christopher Voigt (lead), Antoine Allanore, David Des Marais, Mary Gehring, Benedetto Marelli, Kristala Prather, Jin-Ke Weng
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 Deep Listening Project: Communication infrastructure for collaborative adaptation Adaptation and Resilience; Human Impacts Eric Gordon (lead), Yihyun Lim (lead), James Paradis (lead), Kat Cizek, Caesar McDowell, Deb Roy, William Uricchio, Sarah Wolozin
The Equitable Resilience Framework Adaptation and Resilience; Climate Policy; Human Impacts Janelle Knox-Hayes (lead), Nicholas Ashford, David Birge, Gabriella Carolini, Rania Ghosn, Sally Haslanger, Caroline Jones, Miho Mazereeuw, Caitlin Mueller, Leslie Norford, Mary Anne Ocampo, Eric Robsky Huntley, Justin Steil, Lawrence Vale, Sarah Williams, Nicholas de Monchaux
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