Workshop Kleinman Center Event

AI-Accelerated Assessments of Climate and Weather Risks


Tapio Schneider
Theodore Y. Wu Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering, California Institute of Technology


Energy Forum at the Kleinman Center
220 S. 34th St.
Fisher Fine Arts Building, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Explore how AI assessments impact evaluations of climate and weather data with NASA scientist Tapio Schneider.

Event Summary

Access to accurate information about climate risks is essential for a wide range of critical decisions, from individual real estate purchases to municipal rainwater management and the pricing of insurance for wildfire risks. Currently, the demand for detailed climate and weather risk assessments surpasses the capabilities of existing climate models. To bridge this gap, we need a transformative improvement in both the accuracy and usability of climate predictions. In this workshop, Prof. Schneider will argue for achieving this advancement by leveraging artificial intelligence, building upon domain-specific knowledge, and generating ensembles of moderately high-resolution climate simulations. Such simulations can then anchor an ecosystem of detailed hazard models.

Snacks and other refreshments will be served.

The workshop is free of charge, open to the public, and will be held in person.

The AI and Climate Change workshop series is organized by the Penn Program on Regulation and is made possible in part by funding from the Environmental Innovations Initiative. Co-sponsors include the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy, Warren Center for Network and Data Sciences, and Wharton Climate Center.


Tapio Schneider

Theodore Y. Wu Professor of Environmental Science, California Institute of Technology
Tapio Schneider is the Theodore Y. Wu Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering at the California Institute of Technology and a NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Senior Research Scientist.