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This virtual workshop is a continuation of the NOAA series of workshops on “Leveraging AI in Environmental Sciences.” The third event continues the successes of previous workshops and encourages participation by scientists, program managers, and leaders from the public, academic and private sectors who work in AI and environmental sciences. The theme for this year’s workshop is “Transforming Weather, Climate Services, and Blue Economy with Artificial Intelligence.” This year’s workshop is led by the NOAA Center for Artificial Intelligence (NCAI), a program in the formulation stage.

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Thursday, September 16 • 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Session 10B: AI for Blue Economy - Part II

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Chairs: Benjamin Richards, Jordan Watson

Océane Boulais & Aotian Zhang – "SEAMAPD21: a large-scale reef fish dataset for fine-grained categorization"
Hakob Avjyan – "Detecting coastline change from high resolution satellite imagery utilizing edge detection algorithm"
Vyacheslav Lyubchich – "Machine learning of factors related to production crashes at an oyster hatchery"
Mu-Chieh Ko – "The Development of a Consensus Machine Learning Model for Hurricane Rapid Intensification Probabilistic Forecast"
Caitlin Allen Akselrud – "Issues and best practices in machine learning with ecological time series data"

Slack channel: #04_blue-economy

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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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Jordan Watson

Mathematical statistician, NOAA Center for AI / NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center
Currently on a six detail as the acting deputy director for the NOAA Center for AI. In my other life, I'm a fisheries scientist in Alaska. I'm interested in developing more streamlined and integrated data / workflows for analysis of fishery resources. Much of my recent work has focused... Read More →


Hakob Avjyan

Data Scientist, graham-tech
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Vyacheslav Lyubchich

Associate Research Professor, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Thursday September 16, 2021 12:45pm - 2:00pm MDT
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