Geoscience and technology: a limitless new world
New age technologies support researchers in their search for scientific discovery
Could we ever control the weather? A new study using computer simulations suggests one day we could! Researchers used a system called a “butterfly attractor” in chaos theory to make small adjustments in the weather system, to find they could control and change extreme weather phenomena.
We also met Federico Amato, environmental data miner, who works with next-generation analytics tools for scientific discovery, in areas of data science, machine learning, and Artificial Intelligence (AI). “We always hear people saying that we live in the data age, and this is also true for geosciences. With my research I try to bridge the areas of data science and applied urban and Earth system sciences,” he explains in conversation with EGU Committee Programmes Co-ordinator Simon Clark.
Today we live in an age where YouTubers can single-handedly inspire a science-policy debate in Europe. In this month’s GeoPolicy blog, EGU Policy Manager Chloe Hill examines how video platforms such as YouTube support science communication and influence major political decisions.
Lastly, the countdown to EGU22 continues! Register now for the EGU22 General Assembly taking place on-site (Vienna, Austria) and virtually. On-site registration closes at 13.00 CEST, 14 April, and online registration stays open throughout the meeting until 27 May 2022. For more information, click here.