Call for first use cases: AI for NDM
The newly established ITU/WMO/UNEP Focus Group on AI for Natural Disaster Management (FG-AI4NDM) aims at building a community of experts and stakeholders to explore current practices (and untapped potential) in the use of AI to support:
- data: collection/monitoring, handling;
- modelling: reconstructing, forecasting, and projecting, and
- communication (early warning systems, etc.) of natural disasters, including those of hydrometeorological origins.
Call to propose use cases
It is planned to select first use cases at meetings on 15-17 March 2021. Anyone in the EMS community who works on a project related to the use of AI for data, modelling, or communication, is welcome to propose this; please visit the FG-AI4NDM website for the document template (which includes instructions).
The deadline to submit proposals and also register for the event is 2 March.
Events 15-17 March 2021
The one-day opening workshop of FG-AI4NDM will be held online 15 March 2021, 10 am to 2 pm CET, and will highlight exciting activities in this domain.
In the meetings on the following two days (10 am – 2 pm CET), practical aspects of the focus group will be discussed and first use cases (i.e., natural disaster types) will be selected.
The entire EMS community is welcome to participate. Please join the (low volume) mailing list and mark your calendar for the mentioned events. The deadline also to register for the event is 2 March. For any issues concerning the joining of the mailing list or registering for the workshop/meeting, please contact the focus group secretariat (tsbfgai4ndm @ itu . int).
Mark the date:
Monique Kuglitsch, chair of FG-AI4NDM, will highlight the progress of the focus group in a strategic/townhall lecture at the EMS Annual Meeting in September 2021.