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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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Wednesday, September 7 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ocean Science and Conservation – Data Needs & Challenges (Part 2)

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During this session, attendees will choose a breakout room focusing on specific topics to discuss the requirements of ocean science data to advance the adoption of AI in ocean conservation and sciences.

Session agenda:

14:00 - 14:05: Welcome and logistics
14:05 - 14:45: Breakout room discussion
14:45 - 15:00: Breakout room sharing & wrap up

Breakout rooms are separated by topics:
1. Passive Acoustics & Telemetry (Facilitator: Kathy Broughton)
2. Underwater Imagery (Facilitator: Kathryn Lohr)
3. Ocean Data & Physical Modeling (Facilitator: Jebb Q. Stewart)
4. Airborne/Space Remote Sensing (Facilitator: Erin Moreland)
5. Environmental, Species & Stock Assessment Modeling (Facilitator: Stacie Robinson)

Participants can self select which topic room to join.

Notes:
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/

Moderators
avatar for Erin Moreland

Erin Moreland

Research Zoologist, NOAA Fisheries
I work with the Alaska Fisheries Science Center's Marine Mammal Lab and lead multispectral aerial surveys for seals and polar bears in the Arctic. Our surveys apply deep learning algorithms (YOLO) to multispectral aerial imagery in real time to improve the accuracy and efficiency... 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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Jebb Q. Stewart

Acting Division Chief Advanced Technologies Division, NOAA Global Systems Laboratory
Jebb Q. Stewart is the acting lead of the Advanced Technology Division with NOAA's Global System Laboratory in Boulder Colorado and Co-Chair of NOAA's Artificial Intelligence Executive Committee.  With a unique background in both Meteorology and Computer Science, he has over 20 years... Read More →

Wednesday September 7, 2022 2:00pm - 3:00pm MDT
Virtual - Zoom