NSF AI Institute for Research on Trustworthy AI in Weather, Climate, and Coastal Oceanography (AI2ES)

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AI2ES Vision

The vision of AI2ES is to create trustworthy Artificial Intelligence (AI) methods for diverse environmental science (ES) users that will revolutionize our understanding and prediction of high-impact atmospheric and ocean science phenomena and create new educational pathways to develop a more diverse AI and environmental science workforce.

The Need for AI2ES

Changes in weather patterns, oceans, sea level rise, and disaster risk amplify the need for accelerated AI research in the environmental sciences. AI2ES is a convergent, multi-sector NSF Trustworthy AI institute led by the University of Oklahoma that brings together researchers in AI, atmospheric science, ocean science, and risk communication.

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National Science Foundation

The U.S. National Science Foundation has invested over $100 million to establish five NSF AI Institutes. These are the result of a national competition to support research and education hubs at US colleges/universities. The institutes will collaborate with industry and government to advance the frontiers of AI as well as a range of science and engineering disciplines and societal sectors that stand to benefit from AI innovation.

AI2ES is an inaugural NSF AI Institute

National Investment

“Recognizing the critical role of AI, NSF is investing in collaborative research and education hubs, such as the NSF AI Institute for Research on Trustworthy AI in Weather, Climate, and Coastal Oceanography, anchored at the University of Oklahoma, which will bring together academia, industry and government to unearth profound discoveries and develop new capabilities advancing American competitiveness for decades to come,” said NSF director Sethuraman Panchanathan.

 

Convergent Multi-Sector Partnership

Academia

AI2ES is led by the University of Oklahoma.  Other academic partners are Colorado State University, the University at Albany, the University of Washington, North Carolina State University, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, and Del Mar College (Corpus Christi).

Private Industry

AI2ES private industry partners include Google, IBM, NVIDIA, and Disaster Tech.

Government and Federally Funded Labs

AI2ES actively partners with the National Center for Atmospheric Research and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

News & Information

Cold Stunning Predictions Lead to Sea Turtle Rescue

Feb 25, 2021

Cold Stunning Predictions Lead to Sea Turtle Rescue  AI2ES Undergraduate Research Assistants Katie Colburn (left) is taking care of a cold stunned green sea turtle rescued in the upper Laguna

Dr. Amy McGovern will represent AI2ES at Rocky Mountain Advanced Computing Consortium

Feb 10, 2021

Dr. Amy McGovern will represent AI2ES at Rocky Mountain Advanced Computing Consortium Dr. Amy McGovern will be the second day Keynote Speaker for the 11th Annual Rocky Mountain Advanced Computing

AI2ES Funded Students Receive AMS Awards

Feb 08, 2021

AI2ES Funded Students Receive AMS Awards Presentations by two AI2ES funded students received awards at the Annual Meeting for the American Meteorological Society (AMS) from the Artificial Intelligence Applications to