15. September


GEOMAR Campus or online

Machine learning in the marine sciences: opportunities and challenges

The conference for YOUng MArine RESearchers is an international marine conference for early career scientists initiated by the German Society for Marine Research (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Meeresforschung, DGM) in 2009.

At the forefront of new information technologies that can benefit marine science and resource management is machine learning (ML). ML systems are applicable to a wide range of data analysis problems, such as supervised detection of data features (e.g. storms) or automatic discovery of patterns (e.g. leading variability modes in the ocean and atmosphere). ML can also be used to improve existing computational workflows, such as model parameter tuning, causal inference, sequential data assimilation and quantification of predictability and uncertainty.

The session at this year´s YOUMARES conference aims at the transfer and exchange of recent ML developments, highlighting opportunities and challenges for an effective adoption of this technology across the marine sciences. We hope to bring together ML specialists interested in marine applications and marine practitioners using ML or curious about its possibilities, promote collaborations and identify common challenges and solutions.

We call for contributions that demonstrate or propose various applications of ML algorithms in the scientific analysis of marine observational products and modeling data.

David Greenberg
Moritz Mathis
Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht

Sep 15-18 2020

Despite the current Covid-19 pandemic, we ensure you that YOUMARES 11 conference will take place under any circumstances either physical or virtual!

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