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EVENT PROGRAMME

Joint Centre for Excellence in Environmental Intelligence
Environmental Intelligence Conference, 17th & 18th December 2020

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Day One: 17th December 2020

13:30-13:40 

Welcome
Professor Penny Endersby (Chief Executive, Met Office) and Professor Lisa Roberts (Vice-Chancellor & Chief Executive, University of Exeter)

13:40-14:10 Opening Address
Address by Professor Sir Adrian Smith FRS (Institute Director and Chief Executive, The Alan Turing Institute; President of the Royal Society)
14:10-14:20 Introduction
Dr Kirstine Dale & Professor Gavin Shaddick (Co-Directors, Joint Centre for Excellence in Environmental Intelligence)
14:25-14:45 Presentation
Professor Gideon Henderson (Chief Scientific Advisor, Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs)
14:45-15:05 Break
15:05-15:25  Presentation: Using AI to achieve Environmental Intelligence
Professor Nick Jennings (Vice-Provost – Research and Enterprise, Imperial College London)
15:30-15:50 Presentation: Opening the black box of data-driven environmental science
Professor Wilco Hazeleger (Dean of the Faculty of Geosciences, Utrecht University)
15:50-16:10 Break
16:10-16:30 Presentation: Viewing Climate Signals through an AI Lens
Professor Elizabeth Barnes (Associate Professor, Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University)
16:35-17:15 Panel discussion
Introduction – Professor Stephen Belcher (Chief Scientist, Met Office)
Panel: Stephen Belcher (Chair), Wilco Hazeleger, Nick Jennings, Gideon Henderson and Elizabeth Barnes.
17:20-17:35 Wrap-up & close
Dr Kirstine Dale & Professor Gavin Shaddick (Co-Directors, Joint Centre for Excellence in Environmental Intelligence)

Day Two: 18th December 2020

09:00-09:10 Introduction
Dr Kirstine Dale & Professor Gavin Shaddick (Co-Directors, Joint Centre for Excellence in Environmental Intelligence)
09:10-09:40 Keynote presentation
Professor Vanessa Lawrence (Adjunct Professor within Geography and Environmental Science, the University of Southampton; formerly Director-General and Chief Executive of Ordnance Survey, Great Britain's national mapping agency)
09:45-10:05 Presentation: Machine learning for numerical weather predictions
Dr Peter Dueben (Coordinator of Machine Learning and AI Activities, European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts)
10:05-10:25 Break
10:25-10:45 Presentation
Dr Ben Murton (Head of Professional Development and Academic Programmes, The Alan Turing Institute)
10:50-11:30 Panel discussion
Panel: Professor Gavin Shaddick (Chair), Vanessa Lawrence, Peter Dueben and Ben Murton.
11:30-11:50 Break
11:50-13:20 Poster sessions
Virtual rooms. Attendees will be able to move freely between rooms to join discussions
13:20-13:35 Wrap-up & close
Dr Kirstine Dale & Professor Gavin Shaddick (Co-Directors, Joint Centre for Excellence in Environmental Intelligence)