Big Data, a tool in the fight against Climate Change

  • BC3 and BCAM collaborate on an event that will explore the relevance of Big Data and Machine Learning to address the challenges of climate change during Asteklima

Big Data and Machine Learning will play an important role in the future of climate predictive systems and modern analytical tools to determine actions at local, regional and national levels to address climate change.  With the aim of analysing the relevance of these technologies when it comes to improving decision-making towards a more sustainable world, the Basque Center for Climate Change – BC3 and the Basque Center for Applied Mathematics – BCAM have organised a meeting entitled “Big Data tool in the fight against Climate Change” which will take place on March 4th from 9:00 to 12:30 at Ihobe – Edificio Bizkaia, Alameda Urquijo 36 (Bilbao).

During the meeting, experts in Big Data and climate change researchers will discuss the possibilities of this technology and its applicability in the context of the challenges posed by climate change and sustainable development.

The programme will include several talks and a round table. One of the talks will be given by the leader of BCAM’s line of research in Applied Statistics, Dae-Jin Lee. He will also participate in the round table along with Jose Antonio Lozano, the center’s Scientific Director.

9.00-9.15 Registration
9.15-9.30 Institutional opening
9.30-11.00 El BIG DATA herramienta en la lucha contra el Cambio ClimáticoModerator: Stefano Balbi (BC3- Basque Centre for Climate Change)
Modelos Climáticos – Francisco Doblas Reyes (Barcelona Supercomputing Center)
Advances and challenges for forecasting changes in abundance and distribution of marine species under climate change: opportunities for Big data, information fusion and machine learning approaches – Jose Antonio Fernandes (AZTI-Tecnalia)
Artificial Intelligence for sustainability – Ferdinado Villa (BC3 – Basque Centre for Climate Change)
Geoadditive models for predicting rainfall erosivity and soil properties in the Basque Country – Dae-Jin Lee, BCAM – Basque Centre for Applied Mathematics).
11.00-11.30 Coffee break
11.30-12.30 Mesa redonda Aplicaciones prácticas del Big Data en la mitigación y adaptación al Cambio ClimáticoModerator: S. Balbi

Panel: F. Doblas, F. Villa, J.A.Lozano, Dae-Jin Lee

The meeting is part of the activities that will be carried out during Asteklima, the Week of Climate Change in the Basque Country, which will take place from 1-10 March. Within the framework of this event, the International Conference on Climate Change the Change will also be held in Donostia-San Sebastián.

Those interested in attending can register for the event at the following link: