Environment and Sustainability: Environment & Society
Environment & Society
Environment and Sustainability: Environment & Society Theme Lead: Dr Federico Caprotti
Our interaction with the environment plays a crucial role in all aspects of society: our health, wealth, safety and future development, and Sustainable Development Goals reflect the recognition of both of our planet-transforming power and that our current collective path is unsustainable. The sheer volume of data that need to be assessed in decision making and in computing metrics such as the Sustainable Development Goals, means that human decision-making abilities need to be augmented with artificial intelligence to deliver the information necessary for evidence-based decision making.
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Our changing environment presents a series of inter-related challenges that will affect everyone’s future health, safety and prosperity. Environmental Intelligence is the integration of environmental and sustainability research with data science, artificial intelligence and cutting-edge digital technologies to provide the meaningful insight to address these challenges and mitigate the effects of environmental change.
Find out more about EI at Exeter here.
The University of Exeter (UoE) and the Met Office have launched a Joint Centre for Excellence in Environmental Intelligence. Environmental Intelligence (EI) is a new field of knowledge that exploits the explosion in Environmental data and the rapid advances in Artificial Intelligence to create solutions to some of the most important challenges facing society today.
The Joint Centre provides a hub for cutting-edge research and training that builds on existing strengths both at the University of Exeter and the Met Office. The Exeter-based Joint Centre of Excellence is spearheading the development of Environmental Intelligence and promoting the UK as a global trailblazer in this new field.
To find out more about the Joint Centre, click here to visit the website.
For an overview on the partnership click here.
Exeter's UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Environmental Intelligence: Data Science & AI for Sustainable Futures will pioneer new research in using Data Science and Artificial Intelligence to understand the complex interactions between the environment, climate, natural ecosystems, human social and economic systems, and health. The increasing availability of large and complex data sets from diverse sources, including environmental monitoring; satellite remote sensing; climate modelling; electronic medical records; and social media and contributions from citizen science, presents and exceptional opportunity to transform our understanding of both the effects of environmental change and our planet-transforming power.
Find out more (including how to apply) here.