The ESnet Science Engagement team's mission is to ensure that science collaborations at every scale, in every domain, have the information and tools they need to achieve maximum benefit from global networks. In pursuing this goal, ESnet’s goal is to ensure that scientific progress will be completely unconstrained by the physical location of instruments, people, computational resources, or data - no matter where they may be located in the world.

The increasing scale of science data has become a core challenge for researchers who want to interact with these globally distributed resources and collaborators. Despite high-capacity, highly capable wide area network (WAN) connections that connect Department of Energy (DOE) National Laboratories as well as universities, scientists still struggle with high speed, “clean” campus connections, data transfer tools, knowledge and support for seamless data transfers.

The ESnet Science Engagement Team works directly with DOE scientists and stakeholders to bridge technical & cultural divides. Our goal is to advocate for investments in architectures, like the Science DMZ, which allows scientists to perform routine and reliable data transfer accelerating time to discovery. Not only do we work with a site’s stakeholders to motivate investments, the team is there every step of the way to provide engineering consultations that ensures the best possible configuration of the systems involved.


Our Motivation and Strategy

ESnet is motivated to fulfill the research mission of DOE by enabling scientists to push the boundaries of discovery. The Department of Energy’s Office of Science (DOE SC) is the largest single supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States, with a budget of $5.39B in fiscal year 2017. A key component of the DOE mission is the operation of the National Laboratories…  Read More