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Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB)-IRHPA call for establishing SERB Centres on AI-based Earth Systems Modeling

Intensification of Research in High Priority Areas (IRHPA), a legacy scheme of SERB has contributed significantly to augment general R&D capabilities, by setting up of Core Groups, Centre of Excellence (CoEs) and National Facilities in frontline and emerging fields of science & engineering. SERB solicits proposals to establish three such interdisciplinary and multi-institutionalCentre of Excellence (CoEs) in the arena of the Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (EAS) developed through applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Machine Learning (ML) in the country on the following areas of interest:
1. AI & ML for better weather and ocean forecasting, and long-term environmental sustainability.
2. Deep learning models for early warning of extreme geohazards.
3. AI/ML models to predict climate extremities and climate change mitigation, through highprecision analytics. 

Eligibility: CoEs should be multi-institutional and interdisciplinary, and having convergent collaborations between PI and Co-PIs from EAS and AI & ML communities. An existing collaboration will be a plus. The CoEs should also attempt for added funding from non-SERB sources such as industry and other partners.

Last date: Friday, July 23, 2021