Nansen Guest Lecture 30.05.2024

Dr. Scott Hosking, British Antarctic Survey, UK

“Spatiotemporal AI and Digital Twinning for the Polar Environment”

The Earth’s polar regions are among the most vulnerable ecosystems to the adverse effects of climate change. Understanding these complex environmental changes requires sophisticated digital tools and predictive models. This seminar will explore how the integration of spatiotemporal AI techniques offers unprecedented capabilities for monitoring and predicting polar environments to make informed and timely decisions.

We will explore the power of digital twins to create dynamic virtual replicas of the polar regions to enable researchers to gain deeper insights into polar processes and make more informed predictions. The seminar will highlight examples of how this cutting-edge technology is utilised to: Forecast sea ice change for shipping and wildlife; Monitor ice sheet dynamics and sea level rise; Track changing polar ecosystems and biodiversity; and to Predict extreme weather events in polar regions.

When and where?

Thursday, the 30.05.24, at 14:00 – 15:00.

Copernicus lecture room, 1st floor, Nansen Center, Jahnebakken 3, Bergen

Om Scott Hosking

Hosking is the Science Leader for the AI Lab at British Antarctic Survey, and Co-Director for the Turing Research and Innovation Cluster in Digital Twins (TRIC-DT at the Alan Turing Institute). Their aim is in the development of AI and digital twin technologies for monitoring, understanding, predicting and designing solutions for environmental change.

Their projects include the intelligent fusion of data from satellite and in-situ surface sensors to help understand our changing planet; probabilistic machine learning for localised climate impacts; AI for seasonal sea ice forecasting and improving climate models; and computer vision toolkits for tracking environmental change and wildlife monitoring.