Welcome to DITTO (Digital Twins of the Ocean): A Programme under the UN Decade of Ocean Science
Through extensive observation and analysis of model data, we generate the knowledge that drives progress forward
The DITTO mission
The DITTO programme aims to support ocean protection, governance, and a sustainable Blue Economy through the use of Digital Twins of the Ocean (DTOs). It seeks to develop a common understanding of DTOs, establish best practices, and create a digital framework to empower ocean professionals worldwide.
Digital Twins will enable users to address "What if" questions based on shared data, models, and knowledge, empowering ocean professionals, citizen scientists, policymakers, and the general public to explore ocean knowledge, data, models, and forecasts.
What's a digital twin?
A digital twin is a virtual copy of a physical object or system that uses real-time data to monitor and simulate behaviour. It has various applications in manufacturing, healthcare, and transportation. By identifying and addressing issues before they occur, digital twins can improve overall performance and optimise processes. The use of digital twins has the potential to revolutionise how organisations operate and innovate.
Beyond One Ocean Health (B1OH)
The Beyond One Ocean Health (B1OH) project is implemented by The Center for Ocean and Society of the University of Kiel, Germany to recognize the impacts of global environmental change on ecosystems
Interoperability Architecture for a Digital Ocean (TURTLE)
The “Interoperability Architecture for a Digital Ocean” (TURTLE) project is implemented by SINTEF Ocean, Norway. Its goal is to coordinate ongoing international Digital Twins of the Ocean projects and work towards an interoperability architecture.