Artificial Intelligence for Environment and Sustainability

The Competence Center AI for Environment and Sustainability (DFKI4planet) bundles the expert knowledge of different DFKI research departments applying Artificial Intelligence focusing on the preservation of our planet.

Our society is facing the challenge of finding fast and efficient solutions for major problems such as climate change, marine pollution, rising sea levels, devastating storms, food shortages, increasing world population, urbanization without consideration for the needs of people and nature and global disease outbreaks. With this background, it is essential that the "tool” AI is used as effectively as possible in the future to protect the environment, climate and sustainability.

DFKI's application-oriented research can be used in many ways to protect the environment and climate. AI-based methods are applied for

  • Environmental pollution detection
  • Development of sustainable methods in agriculture
  • Intelligent waste separation and disposal
  • More sustainable use of aquatic environments
  • Future-oriented development of green mobility
  • Reduction of energy consumption
  • Circular Economy optimization
  • Environmentally conscious production
  • Energy optimization
  • CO2 reduction
  • Increasing resources efficiency
  • Resources conservation

The DFKI4planet competence center is an ideal hub for knowledge transfer and the development of new fields of application. It is the central point of contact for interested scientists, project partners, environmental organizations, companies, politicians and authorities.

Guest Article (German only)

Digitalisierung als Enabler – Mit KI zu mehr Nachhaltigkeit

Oliver Zielinski, Christiane Plociennik und Sebastian Vollmer in „Nachhaltige Industrie“, Issue 1-2022, Fachzeitschrift der Springer Medien Wiesbaden GmbH

Published April 2022.

Guest Article (German only)

Rettet Künstliche Intelligenz den Planeten?

Prof. Dr. Oliver Zielinski in IM+io, Fachmagazin des August-Wilhelm Scheer Instituts. Issue 3, p. 14.

Published September 2020.

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Projekte

AI-based system analysis of power distribution networks in normal and short-circuit operation - AI-based System Analysis and Assistance System

The goals of the GridAnalysis research project are the development of new models and methods for quasi-stationary and time-series-based simulation of power distribution grids in combination with…

Foundations of Trustworthy AI - Integrating Reasoning, Learning and Optimization

The TAILOR project was selected by the European Commission in the ICT-48-2020 call for proposals "Towards a vibrant European network of AI excellence centres" to form a strong research network of…

Explaining AI with Narratives

In the XAINES project, the aim is not only to ensure explainability, but also to provide explanations (narratives). The central question is whether AI can explain in one sentence why it acted the way…

Maritime Traffic Emissions: A monitoring network

Maritime ship traffic is globally increasing with 90% of the world trade being carried over the ocean. The emissions of the maritime traffic are a severe threat to the marine environment and coastal…

PlaMoWa-Europa-MtecPla. Missions- und Pfadplanungsverfahren.

Development of monitoring techniques for the automated evaluation and visualization of marine plastics garbage on the seefloor

Partners

  • Planblue GmbH
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SmartRecycling - AI and Robotics for a sustainable circular economy

Partners

Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz GmbH (DFKI)

Institut für Energie und Kreislaufwirtschaft an der Hochschule Bremen GmbH

Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften Hamburg…

Maschinelles Lernen auf Multisensordaten der flugzeuggestützten Fernerkundung zur Bekämpfung von Plastikmüll in Meeren und Flüssen
Digital twins bringing agility and innovation to manufacturing SMEs, by empowering a network of DIHs with an integrated digital platform that enables Manufacturing as a Service (MaaS)

DIGITbrain Project is an EU innovation program to give SMEs easy access to digital twins.

A Digital Twin is the virtual representation of a product, system or process that simulates its physical…

Künstliche Intelligenz mit Erdbeobachtungs- und Multi-Source Geodaten für das Infrastruktur-, Naturschutz und Waldmonitoring

Remote sensing data from various space missions as well as geodata on the state of the environment are increasingly available free of charge in immense quantities.At the same time, social media…

Artificial intelligence records plastic pollution of rivers in Cambodia and Myanmar

Latest research results indicate that most of the plastic waste is transported via waterways of more than 100 km², making rivers to the main routes for plastic waste to the oceans. This has prompted…

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