Virtual Seminars, Novel sources of Marine Environmental Data

Wednesday 13 May 2020 - 14:00
Other venue (see below for details).
Other Venue: 
Virtual zoom link:
Malcolm Kitchen (Met Office) & Dr Tinkle Chugh (University of Exeter).

Grab a mug of tea or coffee and join us for our second virtual NOC seminar.


Our theme for today will focus on opportunities for improving our coverage of offshore and coastal observations. We will have two 15 min talks from Malcolm Kitchen (Met Office) and Dr Tinkle Chugh (University of Exeter).

Observational data from the marine environment is relatively sparse compared to data from over land. For example, the spatial and temporal density of observations used to initialise the operational weather forecasting model for the UK is an order of magnitude lower over the sea surface compared to over the land. With more than half of the model domain being over the sea, this is a significant issue which has socio-economic consequences – albeit difficult to quantify.

Malcolm works in Observations Research and Development and will talk about “Novel data sources for hazard warnings – examples from the Met Office”. He’ll present on new ‘opportunistic’ sources of observations, which are essential to support weather forecasting in greater detail and more accurately target warnings.

Tinkle is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Computer Science and will talk about “Citizen science and the challenges of social data”. He’ll present recent research developing machine learning algorithms to use conventional and unconventional big data with high spatial and temporal resolution.


Each talk will last 15 mins with 15 mins for discussion afterwards you can join by phone or computer by clicking the link, Please turn off your video and mute your microphone once you’ve joined to make use there are no bandwidth issues for others. The speakers will screen share their presentations and you’ll be invited to unmute and ask questions after each presentation.

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