HKO Hosts Workshop on AI in Tropical Cyclone Forecasting


The Hong Kong Observatory hosted a workshop titled "Application of Artificial Intelligence in Tropical Cyclone Analysis and Forecasting Technology Exchange" from 21 to 22 May 2024, under the Typhoon Committee 1 of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific/World Meteorological Organization. Twenty-nine experts from 11 Typhoon Committee members, including China, Hong Kong, Japan, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, the Philippines, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, and the United States, participated in the workshop.

Experts from various regions engaged in detailed discussions and technical exchanges on the development and application of artificial intelligence in tropical cyclone analysis and forecasting. Their presentations covered objective analysis techniques for tropical cyclones, the monitoring and forecasting of extreme weather events, the application of data-driven models, and the verification of forecast results. The workshop also featured leading artificial intelligence development teams from the World Meteorological Center, academia, and information technology companies, who shared the latest developments in AI applications for weather forecasting.

Additionally, experts discussed the demand for artificial intelligence technology and products within the Typhoon Committee region and explored potential future cooperation projects. The Hong Kong Observatory will continue to collaborate closely with the Typhoon Committee, the World Meteorological Organization, and industry experts to further advance the application of artificial intelligence in meteorology and enhance capabilities in monitoring and forecasting tropical cyclones.