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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Wednesday, September 7 • 9:30am - 11:00am
Plenary - AI For Ocean Science and Conservation

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This plenary session provides a high-level overview of the benefits, current status, and needs of AI for ocean sciences including perspectives from NOAA, academia, and industries.

Session agenda:

09:30 - 09:35: Welcome (Douglas Rao, Benjamin Richards)
09:35 - 09:45: Mark Osler (Senior Advisor for Coastal Inundation and Resilience at NOAA's National Ocean Service)
09:45 - 09:55: Evan Howell (Director of the Office of Science and Technology at NOAA Fisheries)
10:00 - 10:10: Margrit Betke (Professor, Boston University)
10:15 - 10:25: Vinay Viswambharan (Principal Product Manager at Esri)
10:30 - 10:40: Anthony Hoogs (Vice President of AI at Kitware)
10:40 - 11:00: Plenary Panel Discussion

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/2022AI/

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Yuhan (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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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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Anthony Hoogs

Vice President of AI, Kitware, Inc.
Dr. Hoogs leads Kitware’s Computer Vision Team, which he founded when he joined Kitware in 2007. For more than two decades, he has supervised and performed research in various areas of computer vision including: event, activity and behavior recognition; motion pattern learning and... Read More →

Vinay Viswambharan

Principle Product Manager, Image Analytics & AI, Esri
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Margrit Betke

Professor, Boston University
Margrit Betke is a Professor of Computer Science at Boston University, where she co-leads the Image and Video Computing Research Group. She conducts research in computer vision, in particular, the development of methods for detection, segmentation, registration, and tracking of objects... Read More →
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Mark Olser

Senior Advisor for Coastal Inundation and Resilience, NOAA's National Ocean Service
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Evan Howell

Director of the Office of Science and Technology, NOAA Fisheries
Evan Howell is the Director of NOAA Fisheries’ Office of Science and Technology. Most recently, he served as the deputy director for the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, where he led research to better understand critical habitat and possible climate effects on highly migratory... Read More →

Wednesday September 7, 2022 9:30am - 11:00am MDT
Virtual - Zoom