Nov. 21(Mon) 15:00-15:30 Komorebi (5F)

AI for extreme weather in a changing climate

Organiser "session owner":
Florence Rabier (ECMWF)
Florence Rabier (ECMWF, remote)
Grazyna Piesiewicz (CNECT European Commission, remote)
Pete Clutton-Brock (Centre for AI & Climate, remote)
Rochelle Schneider (European Space Agency, remote)
Imme Ebert-Uphoff (Colorado State University, remote


In a changing climate, with increasing frequent extreme weather events, accurate forecasts are more important than ever. AI offers a new dimension to improve the forecasts of these events, by increasing the spatial resolution, correcting predictable biases and more. Suitable AI-based products for public dissemination or governmental action must be well-calibrated and capable of producing these record extreme events. AI efforts can now leverage high fidelity Earth observation and simulation data from projects such as the EU’s Copernicus programme and Destination Earth initiative. The primary aim of this session is to raise awareness of the opportunities and challenges in using AI for weather forecasting and climate monitoring. Experts will outline the current leading uses of AI in the field and highlight the existing challenges ripe for the use of AI. This panel will target governmental representatives to highlight the benefits in funding high quality AI research in this field.