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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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Friday, September 9 • 11:30am - 1:30pm
Ocean Science and Conservation – Community Roadmap & Future Steps

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This final session for the ocean theme will have a mix of lightning talks and breakout discussions to form a community roadmap on how to advance the adoption of AI in research and operations for ocean conservation and sciences. Participants will be invited to contribute to a community whitepaper to summarize the discussion.

Session Agenda:

11:30 - 11:35: Welcome
11:35 - 11:40: An Unconstrained Look to the Future: Using Simulation for Data Collection (Casey Sapp, Blue Ring Imaging)
11:45 - 11:55: How AI Enables a National Operational Coastal Webcam Network (Greg Dusek, NOAA/NOS/CO-OPS)
12:00 - 12:10: TBA (Grace Young, X, the moonshot factory)
12:15 - 12:25: Migrating AI Workflows from On-Premises Processing to a Cloud Computing Platform: Things to Consider (Michael Schwartz, Brandon Krumwiede)
12:30 - 12:40: R2X and AI2ES: Discussion of Paths to Trustworthy AI Operational Models (Philppe Tissot, John Williams)
12:45 - 12:55: Maxar imagery for AI applications (Manny Gonzalez-Rivero, Francois Smith)
12:55 - 13:25: Breakout room discussion on next steps

Breakout rooms are separated by topics:
1. Passive Acoustics & Telemetry
2. Underwater Imagery
3. Ocean Data & Physical Modeling
4. Airborne/Space Remote Sensing
5. Environmental, Species & Stock Assessment Modeling

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 Christin Khan

Christin Khan

Fishery Biologist, NOAA Fisheries
Innovating right whale research: using AI to automate photo-id in partnership with Kaggle, Deepsense, and Flukebook; exploring the operational use of very high-resolution satellite imagery for assessing marine mammal abundance and distribution with BOEM, the Office of Naval Research... 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 →

Speakers
avatar for Greg Dusek

Greg Dusek

Senior Scientist, NOAA/National Ocean Services
avatar for Grace Young

Grace Young

X, The Moonshot Factory
avatar for Philippe Tissot

Philippe Tissot

Chair, Coastal Artificial Intelligence, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Conrad Blucher Institute
Dr. Tissot is the Conrad Blucher Institute Chair for Coastal Artificial Intelligence at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and a Co-PI for the National Science Foundation Artificial Intelligence Institute for Research on Trustworthy AI in Weather, Climate, and Coastal Oceanography... Read More →


Friday September 9, 2022 11:30am - 1:30pm MDT
Virtual - Zoom