Federal Environment Minister Svenja Schulze presents grant for KISTE : AI Strategy for Earth System Data
During a virtual meeting with Mr. Markus Lewe (mayor of Münster), Federal Environment Minister Svenja Schulze presented the grant funding for the research project KISTE – AI STrategy for Earth system data to members of the project consortium. KISTE’s goal is to use artificial intelligence (AI) to help analyze, prepare and publicize data about the condition of nature and environment. A particular focus is on the use of machine learning. PhD students will explore and implement current AI approaches to spatio-temporal variable pattern recognition and pattern analysis in environmental data. They will focus on five thematic fields: clouds, snow/ice, water, air quality and vegetation. The resulting methods and concepts will be incorporated in an environmental AI platform. An integrated e-learning platform will provide teaching materials to educate young scientists and disseminate the acquired knowledge. This will foster the use of AI in the field of geosciences and bridges the gap between AI and domain expertise.
The project is part of the funding initiative “AI Lighthouses for Environment, Climate, Nature and Resources (“KI-Leuchttürme für Umwelt, Klima, Natur und Ressourcen”). The Federal Environment Ministry funds projects that use artificial intelligence to overcome ecological challenges.
Project partners are:
- Forschungszentrum Jülich: Super Computing Centre, Institute of Bio- and Geosciences
- Universität zu Köln, Institut für Geophysik und Meteorologie
- Universität Bonn, Institut für Geodäsie und Geoinformatik
- RWTH Aachen, Aachen Institute for Advanced Study in Computational Engineering Science
- Ambrosys GmbH Gesellschaft für Management komplexer Systeme, Potsdam
- 52°North Initiative for Geospatial Open Source Software GmbH