Seminar - Weather Prediction @ MetService --- Challenges and Research Opportunities

AI/Data Science Seminars

Speaker: Iman Soltanzadeh
Time: Thursday 8th April 2021 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Cotton Club, Cotton 350

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Due to the new situation of COVID, this seminar has been postponed and will be rescheduled.

Abstract: MetService operates New Zealand's National Meteorological Service (NMS), providing a wide range of weather forecasting and warning services to support public safety and meet New Zealand's international commitments with respect to meteorology. It also operates as a commercial business, providing meteorological and oceanographic services to help businesses manage their environmental risk. These services are supported by a national weather observing network, numerical weather prediction and oceanographic modelling programmes, and associated research.

Iman will present a brief background of the Note: this seminar has been postponed and will be rescheduled due to COVID.

MetService's prediction system and summarise some of the operational challenges and the current areas of research interest in Data Science.

Biography: Iman joined MetService in 2013. He has BSc in Aviation and MSc and PhD degrees in Meteorology from the University of Tehran. Iman has completed three years post-doctoral research in the University of Canterbury on dynamical modelling with a focus on boundary layer meteorology. He was previously involved in numerical simulation of the boundary layer turbulence and circulations, land surface modelling, air pollution transport in complex terrains, and polar meteorology. Iman is currently managing the FR&D team. FR&D is the research and development hub of MetService that skilled on various subjects including numerical and statistical weather modelling, data assimilation, forecast verification, satellite processing, dispersion modelling and architecting on Amazon Web Services (AWS).

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