Riverside to Participate in NOAA/Google Agreement to Exploit Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Environmental Prediction

Riverside Technology, inc. has been supporting the NOAA Center for Satellite Research and Applications (STAR) in the exploitation of emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to improve both the quality and efficiency of numerical weather prediction. Recently, NOAA signed an agreement with Google to explore the benefits of AI/ML for enhancing the use of satellite and environmental data to enhance their mission of better protecting lives and property through more accurate and timely forecasts. Riverside employees at STAR have been selected to participate in this endeavor. “We are excited for this opportunity, “ said Riverside CEO Brian Ashe. “There is tremendous synergy with the work that we have been performing at STAR for the past several years.”

From Observations to Improved Forecast using AI (Image Credit: ECMWF)

From Observations to Improved Forecast using AI (Image Credit: ECMWF)

Research will initially focus on developing small-scale AI/ML systems that may evolve into full-scale prototypes that could ultimately migrate into forecast operations. If successful, these efforts have the potential to improve forecasts, reduce costs and enhance America’s contribution to the science of weather and climate prediction. “These goals are completely aligned with our corporate mission,” said Ashe.

For the last 30 years, Riverside Technology, inc. has provided innovative solutions that address the increasing demand for environmental decision support technologies in an ever-changing world. We improve lives and livelihoods by leveraging environmental intelligence to solve the world's most challenging water, land, weather and climate-related problems.

Research will initially focus on developing small-scale AI/ML systems that may evolve into full-scale prototypes that could ultimately migrate into forecast operations. If successful, these efforts have the potential to improve forecasts, reduce costs and enhance America’s contribution to the science of weather and climate prediction. “These goals are completely aligned with our corporate mission,” said Ashe.

For the last 30 years, Riverside Technology, inc. has provided innovative solutions that address the increasing demand for environmental decision support technologies in an ever-changing world. We improve lives and livelihoods by leveraging environmental intelligence to solve the world's most challenging water, land, weather and climate-related problems.