News & Updates
American Geophysical Union Conference
Emily attended the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in December 2023, held in San Francisco. The conference had over 25,000 attendees from over 100 countries, spanning a wide range of geophysical disciplines. There were many sessions dedicated to machine learning and AI at the conference, creating ample opportunity for discussions and networking with others working in the intersection of AI and weather forecasting.
Emily presented a poster on the DeepWeather project, which outlined the aims of the project, as well as some initial model results and some future research directions. Click here to view the poster presented.
British Antarctic Survey visit
Emily recently visited our collaborators Scott Hosking and Risa Ueno at the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) in Cambridge, UK. Emily and Risa are working together to create high-resolution fields over New Zealand using deep learning methods which combine several datasets, including reanalysis data and weather station observations. These datasets will be used to train the DeepWeather model, and will hopefully be of use for other research in the future. Many other researchers at BAS are working on similar projects (mainly focused on Antarctica of course!), so a lot of overlaps and potential collaborations for the future were identified during the visit.
Emily also presented her work on the DeepWeather project for the Artificial Intelligence for Environmental Research group, which lead to a lot of interesting discussions. Many thanks to BAS and University of Cambridge for hosting Emily for the week!
DeepWeather Project Update
Initial outputs from a simple XGBoost model. A 20km resolution precipitation field (top-left) has been downscaled to a 4km resolution precipitation field (top-right) using the XGBoost model. A 20km resolution temperature field (bottom-left) has been downscaled to a 4km resolution temperature field (bottom-right).
12th International Conference on Climate Informatics
DeepWeather's partner organisation, British Antarctic Survey, co-hosted the 12th International Conference on Climate Informatics at the University of Cambridge in April. DeepWeather team members Scott Hosking, Tom Andersson, and Emily O'Riordan attended what was a fantastic conference, which brought together international researchers and users in climate science, data science, and computer science, to share state-of-the-art developments in climate data and informatics. The aim of the conference series is to accelerate the rate of discovery in climate science and adaptation of climate applications.
To learn more about Climate Informatics, please visit: http://www.climateinformatics.org/
This was also a wonderful opportunity for members of our team in the UK and NZ to meet in-person for the first time!
14 December 2022
14 December 2022
Thank you to everyone who attended our first stakeholder meeting. All the feedback and suggestions provided were very useful in shaping the programme to generate hyperlocal weather forecasts to suit your needs. The slides from the meeting are available on the left, in case you missed anything.
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