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Maximizing the Value of NOAA Data through Investment, Innovation, and Governance

August 16-20, 2021


NOAA’s Environmental Data Management Committee is proud to host the 11th annual NOAA Environmental Data Management Workshop (EDMW). The workshop will be presented in an entirely virtual format. We are taking advantage of the opportunities that this online format affords, to both encourage broad participation in breakout sessions and to line up high caliber plenary speakers.

There is no registration for any sessions, only for the plenaries. Click here for plenary registration info.

To view the many social activities available, click here. You could win recognition at the awards ceremony on August 20th! Jump into the virtual lobby for networking and discussion with your colleagues.

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Wednesday, August 18 • 11:30am - 1:00pm
3A: Leveraging Machine Learning and AI for Enhancing Data Analytics for Decision-Making Support

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Session Chairs: Paul McKee and Jack Settelmaier

In the past, it was all about the data... "we need more data". While that still holds true, it is now taking a backseat to "we need to more quickly analyze and synthesize all the data we have accessible for improved decision making". Machine Learning and AI techniques have opened a new paradigm by which we can begin to address these issues.

Presentations: (abstracts by session here)
1. Sea Ice Detection in Saildrone Images: Transfer Learning and Interpretability in Deep Neural Networks
- Joshua C.P. Osborne
2. Role of Government in Facilitating Advancing AI use in Ocean Stewardship / Marine Sciences and video data
- Mashkoor Malik
3. Exploring Potential Computer Vision Concepts at NCEI for Marine Mammal Species Management
- Errol Ronje
4. Leveraging Machine Learning and AI to Characterize Decades of NCCOS National Status and Trends Contaminant Data
- Kimani Kimbrough


Jack Settelmaier

Meteorologist, NOAA/National Weather Service
NWS GIS : https://weather.gov/gisMain (Old!!) Dev Storymap:https://noaa.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=d90b1a0fd1f24f26b0b48c0928c2354eDev Dashboard:https://noaa.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/c6f59df4791146f3a8ebe4115f9db110... Read More →


Mashkoor Malik

Physical Scientist, OAR OER
avatar for Errol Ronje

Errol Ronje

Oceanographer, NOAA NCEI
avatar for Joshua C. P. Osborne

Joshua C. P. Osborne

Scientific Software Developer, OAR/PMEL - CICOES

Wednesday August 18, 2021 11:30am - 1:00pm EDT