Phil Mourot


Meet Dr Phil Mourot, a senior data scientist with over 25 years of experience in natural hazards and early warning system systems. With a PhD in geophysics from France, Phil specialises in developing new methods and tools to predict natural disasters. He has extensive field experience, from analysing the Mont Blanc glaciers in the French Alps to monitoring the Merapi volcano in Indonesia. In New Zealand since 2015, Phil is now a Senior Advisor for the Waikato Regional Council and advocates resilience to reduce disaster risk and support climate adaptation. Two years ago, Phil joined the TAIAO team from the University of Waikato, and his research focuses on predicting the impact of floods using deep learning.

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