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Google partners with U.S. NOAA for environment and climate research

Luxembourg, 27 October 2020. – Google partners with the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to develop its environmental monitoring, weather forecasting, and climate research system.

Google and NOAA cooperate on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) systems, using the Google cloud infrastructure and satellite technologies, to develop “full-scale prototypes that NOAA could ultimately operationalize across its organization”, Google announced.

The agreement runs three years, with NOAA staff getting AI training; it covers climate research and technical innovation projects.

Google is a founding member in the National Science Foundation’s AI Institute for Research on Trustworthy AI in Weather, Climate, and Coastal Oceanography, led by the University of Oklahoma.

Google’s existing AI research in weather includes super-precise short-term forecasting and ML-backed flood alert systems in India and Bangladesh.

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