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

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the Classroom Across the Campus

Jun 26, 2024

Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the Classroom Across the Campus During the week of June 10-13, AI2ES academic partner Del Mar College (DMC) sponsored the teacher/faculty professional development workshop on using Artificial

AI2ES presents at “AI Aspirations: R&D for Public Missions” in DC

Jun 18, 2024

      Dr. Christopher Thorncroft (UAlbany) and Dr. Maria Molina (UMD) and Dr Amy McGovern (OU) represented AI2ES at the AI Aspirations: R&D for Public Missions on AI for

AI2ES Newsletter February 2024

Mar 22, 2024

The February 2024 issue of the AI2ES Institute’s newsletter is now available!  Look for the monthly newsletter to keep up with the many activities, events, and opportunities related to the

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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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NSF Investment

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.

NSF Vision

“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


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.