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 • 11:30am - 1:00pm
Ocean Science and Conservation – Current Status & Challenges

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During this session, we will hear from a selction of lightning talks from different organizations to understand the current landscape of challenges and solutions of using AI in ocean conservation and sciences.

Session agenda:

11:30 - 11:35: Welcome (Ben Richards, NOAA Fisheries/PIFSC)
11:35 - 11:45: TagLab, an AI-assisted labelling tool for reefscape analysis (Gaia Pavoni, Italian National Research Council)
11:45 - 11:55: Evaluating AI Solutions for Reducing Benthic Habitat Annotation Bottlenecks (Bryan Costa, NOAA/NOS/NCCOS)
11:55 - 12:05: Tator, an open source, web-based collaborative analysis platform for video and imagery (Benjamin Woodward, CVision AI)
12:05 - 12:15: Mapping Seafloor Habitats with AI (Bill Iannacci, Jeff Clark, JAXON AI)
12:15 - 12:25: Flukebook as a collaboration tool (Tanya Stere, Wild Me)
12:25 - 12:35: Optimize and efficient monitoring operation using repeatable computer vision solution (Monica McEwe, Rafi Lav, Deloitte)
12:35 - 12:45: Machine Learning for real-time maritime transparency at Skylight (Patrick Beukema, Mike Gartner, AI2)
12:45 - 12:55: AI applications in satellite oceanography (Guangming Zheng, NOAA/NESDIS/STAR)

Times above are in Mountain Daylight Time (UTC - 6). Lightning talks are roughly 10-12 minutes each followed by a Q&A with the panel. We will use Slido during the Q&A. We'll use Slack to build community throughout the workshop.

Slido for Q&A: sli.do/OCEAN/

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Benjamin Richards

NOAA AI Executive Committee Co-chair & Bottomfish Survey Lead, NOAA Pacific Island Fisheries Science Center
Dr. Benjamin L. Richards is a Research Fishery Biologist at NOAA’s Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, where he leads the bottomfish fish survey team. His work focuses on development of fishery-independent surveys to continually improve the data used in fisheries stock assessment... Read More →

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Benjamin Woodward

CEO, CVision AI
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Bryan Costa

Research Ecologist, NOAA NCCOS
I graduated from Middlebury College with a joint degree in Biology and Environmental Studies and from the University of Maryland, College Park with an MPS in Geospatial Sciences.  I joined the NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) in 2005.  Since joining NOAA... Read More →
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Gaia Pavoni

Research Scientist, CNR - National Research Council
I'm the architect of TagLab, an Open Source AI-based tool for marine ecology applications.
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Tanya Stere

Director of Product, Wild Me
I am the director of product at Wild Me, the non-profit that develops, supports, and maintains Flukebook. Along with my team of software professionals, I work to understand our users' needs and create a tool that reduces effort and improves quality of photo ID catalogues.

Guangming Zheng

Senior scientist, NOAA

Rafi Lav


Jeff Clark


Tuesday September 6, 2022 11:30am - 1:00pm MDT
Virtual - Zoom