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4th NOAA Workshop on Leveraging AI in Environmental Sciences has ended
The interactive workshop will be a virtual event to build collaboration and initiate the active development of AI-powered applications and community standards.

We invite developers, data scientists, domain experts, social scientists, and downstream users to form small teams around different use cases that are relevant to three themes relevant to NOAA Mission Areas: Fire Weather and Impacts, AI for Ocean Conservation, and Interoperable Digital Twin Earth.

All information about workshop logistics can be found in the handbook for participants.

If you encounter issues registering for the workshop, please contact ai.workshop@noaa.gov.
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Tuesday, September 6 • 9:30am - 11:00am
Opening Plenary – Emerging Technologies for Environmental Sciences

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During this opening session, plenary speakers will discuss the big picture in which emerging technologies including Digital Twins for the Earth System align with select institutions’ visions. This session touches on all three focused themes of the workshop.

Session agenda:
09:30: Welcome! - Yuhan “Douglas” Rao, Chris Slocum, Heather McCullough, Rob Redmon
09:35: Dr. Sarah Kapnick (NOAA, Chief Scientist)
09:50: Prof. Stephen Belcher (UK Met Office, Chief Scientist)
10:05: Dr. Nadine Alameh (Open Geospatial Consortium, CEO)
10:20: Panel Q&A with Speakers and Additional Panelists - moderated by Eric Kihn
Dr. Kapnick, Dr. Alameh
Dr. Jacqueline Le Moigne (NASA, PM Advanced Information Systems Technology)
Dr. Peter Dueben (ECMWF, Head of Earth System Modeling)
11:00: Session Close

Notes:
Times above are in Mountain Daylight Time (UTC - 6). We will use Slido during the Q&A. We'll use Slack to build community throughout the workshop.

Slido for Q&A: sli.do/2022AI/

Moderators
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Eric Kihn

Division Chief, NOAA NCEI
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Douglas Rao

Research Scientist, CISESS/NCICS/NCSU
I am currently a Research Scientist at North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies, affiliated with NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. My current research at NCICS focuses on generating a blended near-surface air temperature dataset by integrating in situ measurements... Read More →
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Rob Redmon

Scientist, NOAA Center for AI
Dr. Rob Redmon is a senior scientist with NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). He is the Lead for NOAA's Center for Artificial Intelligence (NCAI, noaa.gov/ai), and the Space Weather Follow On (SWFO) Science Center.

Speakers
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Peter Dueben

Head of Earth System Modelling, ECMWF
Peter is the Head of the Earth System Modelling Section at ECMWF. Previously, he was the AI and Machine Learning Coordinator, holding a University Research Fellowship of the Royal Society. Naturally, Peter's research interests are covering many aspects of model development, high-performance... Read More →
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Sarah Kapnick

Chief Scientist, NOAA
Sarah Kapnick, Ph.D., is the chief scientist for NOAA. In this role, Dr. Kapnick is responsible for advancing policy and program direction for NOAA’s science and technology priorities.Dr. Kapnick has extensive experience at the intersection of climate science and economics. Most... Read More →
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Stephen Belcher

Chief Scientist, UK Met Office
Professor Stephen Belcher obtained his PhD in fluid dynamics from the University of Cambridge in 1990 and has subsequently published over 100 peer-reviewed papers on the fluid dynamics of atmospheric and oceanic turbulence. Having completed his PhD he became a research fellow at Stanford... Read More →
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Nadine Alameh

CEO, Open Geospatial Consortium
Dr. Nadine Alameh is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)—a collective problem-solving body convening the global community of geospatial experts and users to make location information Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable (FAIR) via... Read More →
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Jacqueline Le Moigne

Program Manager, Advanced Information Systems Technology (AIST), NASA Earth Science Technology Office


Tuesday September 6, 2022 9:30am - 11:00am MDT
Virtual - Zoom