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Geospatial Forum with Dr. Falk Huettmann

October 12 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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Dr. Falk Huettmann
Associate Professor of Wildlife Ecology - Institute of Arctic Biology - University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF)


Presentation Title
Machine Learning-based Open Access Data Mining as the Latest Frontier in Geospatial Analytics and Global Conservation: Overcoming a Destructive Science Policy Culture as your 'Number 1' Constraint


Abstract

Expert-based science is widely on the decline when it comes to computing- and data-based inference worldwide for land- and seascapes as well as the atmosphere. The status of associated biodiversity and its conservation is equally in a crisis-state. In this presentation I will show how open access to data -including citizen science – has provided a fundamentally different playing field for institutions, research, agencies and (global) governance. Secondly, I will show how ‘Big Data’ mining using machine learning algorithms, e.g. based on open source as well as high-performance commercial tools, provide a superior analytical platform for statistical analysis and real-world progress. I will present in-depth examples from the polar regions (Arctic, Antarctic and Hindu-Kush Himalaya) as well as from the tropics (Central America and Papua New Guinea), the oceans and the atmosphere for conservation applications. All of these examples experienced a profile of hindrance, lack of recognition, and constraints found in the century-old science model that is currently applied but still awaiting new ethics and concepts for unleashing the full power of computers in a good way for the wider public good.

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Date
October 12
Time
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Location
Jordan Hall 5103
2800 Faucette Drive
Raleigh, NC 27695 United States

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Organizer
Center for Geospatial Analytics