New autonomous methods for collecting data under water, at the sea surface, in the air and space, will transform how we measure and monitor the ocean. These technologies will provide new types of ocean big data to inform a new generation of ocean management, including those built on artificial intelligence and other forms of big data analysis. Yet, such data will only be useful for public decision-making and governance if these data are trusted.
The World Economic Forum, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), and the Centre for the 4thIndustrial Revolution Ocean announce a 2-3 year collaborative post-doctoral fellowship to explore cultural, social, political, and technical approaches to building trust in autonomous ocean data. The fellow will work at the intersection of science and policy, leading high-level interdisciplinary projects and teams to help pioneer the way for using new types of ocean data to inform ocean management.