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Ocean Sciences Meeting 2020 DITTO Town Hall, 968-TH50

February 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EST


Ocean Sciences Meeting 2020 Town Hall, 968-TH50 

Thursday, 2/24/2022, from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM U.S. Eastern Standard Time.

UN Ocean Decade endorsed program: Digital Twins of the Ocean (DITTO) – Information and Engagement

Digital twins are fine-grained virtualizations of physical objects and systems which have been widely applied in the engineering realm for tasks such as engine optimization and port management. For the Ocean and Earth in particular, digital twinning means to intuitively bundle and provide easy access to marine data, models, and simulations to explore “what if” scenarios. A well-constructed digital twin of the ocean will enable a wider range of users to interact with digital assets to explore current and future scenarios, especially related to human interactions with the ocean. High-value application areas include fisheries and mariculture, marine protected areas, ocean- based tourism, ecological forecasting, nature-based solutions, marine infrastructure development, and the interactions between all of these with an ever-growing collection of data streams. The Digital Twins of the Ocean UN Decade Programme intends to build a Digital Twin of the Ocean Framework that allows users to create a family of application-focussed digital twins that collectively twin the ocean as a whole, with access to a range of ocean data and forecasting and predictive systems. This powerful framework will enable users to visualize and explore ocean knowledge and empower ocean professionals and models, forecasts, citizen scientists, policymakers, and the general public alike. This session aims to showcase global applications and pilots of digital twins and discuss possible applications for the ocean system. As more digital twins emerge across the ocean’s digital ecosystem, it is imperative that we build a framework to secure interoperability between them. Through this framework, forecasting and predictive capacities can be more rapidly rallied to explore scientifically grounded “what if” scenarios to support science-based decision-making: “how will the ocean change if humans act?”. In this town hall we will explain how to engage with and benefit from the DITTO Programme.


February 24
10:00 am - 11:00 am EST


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