Focus Group on Artificial Intelligence for Natural Disaster Management

December 2020 – present

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), World Meteorological Organization (WMO)​ and UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Focus Group on AI for Natural Disaster Management (FG-AI4NDM; see project website) capitalizes on the growing interest and novelty of AI in the field of natural disaster management to help lay the groundwork for best practices in the use of AI for: assisting with data collection and handling, improving modelling across spatiotemporal scales, and providing effective communication. To achieve these objectives, ​FG-AI4NDM will develop a community of engaged stakeholders and experts and build on past progress made by ITU in this domain.

Project Partners

  • International Telecommunications Union
  • World Meteorological Organization
  • UN Environment Program
  • JRC-EC
  • NASA
  • and many others


[1] Monique Kuglitsch, Arif Albayrak, Raúl Aquino, Allison Craddock, Jaselle Edward-Gill, Rinku Kanwar, Anirudh Koul, Jackie Ma, Alejandro Marti, Mythili Menon, Ivanka Pelivan, Andrea Toreti, Rudy Venguswamy, Tom Ward, Elena Xoplaki, Anthony Rea, and Jürg Lüterbacher. “Artificial Intelligence for Disaster Risk Reduction: Opportunities, challenges, and prospects”. In: WMO Bulletin nº 71 (Mar. 2022).
[2] Monique M. Kuglitsch, Ivanka Pelivan, Serena Ceola, Mythili Menon, and Elena Xoplaki. “Facilitating adoption of AI in natural disaster management through collaboration”. In: Nature Communications 13.1 (Mar. 2022), p. 1579. ISSN: 2041-1723. DOI: 10 . 1038 / s41467 - 022 - 29285 - 6. URL: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-022-29285-6.