Artificial Intelligence in the Blue Economy: American Blue Economy Podcast

December 22, 2022

How AI is revolutionizing ocean-based economies!

In this month's episode of the the American Blue Economy Podcast, our host Rear Admiral, Tim Gallaudet, PhD, US Navy (ret) addresses the role of artificial intelligence (AI) in the American Blue Economy. Drawing from his recent article 7 Technologies Revolutionizing Our Understanding of the Ocean | RealClearScience, he explores how AI is enabling a wide range of emerging blue technologies that are advancing our ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes based economies. He'll be joined 3 of his former colleagues at NOAA, including Dr. Jamese Sims, Deputy Director of the Northern Gulf Institute and Strategic Advisor for Federal Partnerships at Mississippi State University, Dr. Greg Dusek, Chief Scientist for NOAA's Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS), and Christin Khan, a Fishery Biologist with NOAA’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center in Woods Hole Massachusetts. If you are interested in learning how AI is more than a tech buzzword, be sure to dive in!

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Adm. Tim Gallaudet

Rear Admiral Gallaudet, PhD, USN (ret) is the CEO of Ocean STL Consulting. From 2017-2021, he served as the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere / Deputy NOAA Administrator, and from 2017-2019 he also served as the Acting Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere / NOAA Administrator. As Acting Administrator, he led the agency comprised of 20,000 federal employees and contractors managing the nation’s fisheries, coastal resources and waterways, weather satellites, weather services, and environmental research, overseeing a $6B annual budget and daily operations of 18 environmental satellites, 16 oceanographic ships, 9 aircraft, 450 boats, and 400 technical divers, 6 supercomputers, over a dozen laboratories, and several hundred field sites across the country. As the Deputy Administrator, he led NOAA’s Blue Economy activities that advance marine transportation, sustainable seafood, ocean exploration and mapping, marine tourism and recreation, and coastal resilience. Prior to NOAA, Rear Admiral Gallaudet served for 32 years in the US Navy, completing his career as the Oceanographer of the Navy. He has a Bachelor’s degree from the US Naval Academy, and Master’s and Doctoral degrees from Scripps Institution of Oceanography, all in oceanography.