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CSDMS3.0 - Bridging Boundaries

Landcover and landform classification using deep neural networks

Daniel Buscombe

Northern Arizona University, United States

Note: As of March 15th, this clinic is sold out.
This clinic will introduce deep learning methods for semantic segmentation of fluvial sedimentary landforms and riparian environments, using high-resolution aerial imagery. Deep neural networks are the current state-of-the-art for discrete classification of remotely sensed imagery from Earth observation platforms. The clinic will guide users through the process of preparing training datasets, training models, and evaluation. A number of different deep convolutional neural network architectures for image feature extraction and pixel-scale classifications will be explored and compared. The clinic will use the keras and tensorflow libraries within the python programming language. This hands-on class will be taught using Google colab through a browser, with the materials hosted on github. Participants will require a working knowledge of python. Some working knowledge of machine learning would be helpful, but we will assume no prior experience with machine/deep learning, neural networks, tensorflow, or keras.

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Of interest for:
  • Terrestrial Working Group
  • Coastal Working Group
  • Cyberinformatics and Numerics Working Group
  • Hydrology Focus Research Group
  • Ecosystem Dynamics Focus Research Group
  • Coastal Vulnerability Initiative
  • Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning Initiative