Please see below for details of a workshop on Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (ML/AI) for Biological Observations, which is being organised and hosted by the POGO Biological Observations Working Group.
Location: VLIZ InnovOcean Centre, Ostend, Belgium.
Application Deadline: 1 March 2019
This three day workshop will introduce attendees to ML/AI techniques currently being applied in the field. Participants will select one of three broad areas to focus on: acoustics, imaging, and genomics. Domain experts will guide tutorials in these areas, providing code and data for experimentation using Amazon Web Services resources. The tutorial leaders expect that attendees will walk away with tools necessary to begin the analysis of their own data. The workshop will conclude with discussions on the direction of ocean observation in the age of big data. The organisers hope that the program will inspire discussions on best practices for applying ML/AI in oceanography and opportunities for crosscutting research at the intersection of ML/AI and biological monitoring. Tutorial materials will be made public at the conclusion of the workshop.
Workshop places are limited to 60, and will be allocated to POGO Member institutions or their nominated partners as a priority. However, we welcome all expressions of interest from non-POGO organisations. Such applications will be added to a waiting list, to be considered after the closing date of 1 March, dependent on remaining capacity.
How to apply:
The full workshop description and application form can be found here.