International Digital Twins of the Ocean Summit

By UK Government

International Digital Twins of the Ocean Summit


United Kingdom


– Organiser: UK Government
– Language: English
– Virtual or in-person: Hybrid

Building on the outcomes of the UK G7 Presidency 2021, the UK Government will host an International Digital Twins of the Ocean Summit in London, led by the Digital Twins of the Ocean (DITTO) programme of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, with support from the G7 Future of the Seas and Oceans Initiative*. The Summit will be an in-person high-level event with live stream Q&A, and will include a programme of virtual satellite events hosted by GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research, Kiel, Germany.

For more information and to register for the event, click here.

High-level in-person event in Central London, UK, with live stream Q&A & Virtual Satellite Events

This Summit will bring together users, providers / developers, and promoters of digital ocean initiatives to:

  • advance community understanding of digital twins, their applications, and benefits,
  • showcase potential applications of digital twins to address ocean sustainable development and inform policy decisions,
  • inform participants about the state of the art, share knowledge and best practice,
  • document ongoing and planned activities,
  • promote co-design of digital twins and establish community activities, and
  • provide recommendations to achieve a Digital Twin Framework of the Ocean by 2030.

The Summit will include a high-level stakeholder information session in addition to scientific / technical sessions, which will provide the necessary information to document national and institutional progress and commitments towards developing interoperable and interconnected digital twins of the Ocean, and to support the community in developing the Digital Twin Ocean Framework needed to achieve our collective ambitions.

*EU4OCeanObs, with funding from the European Union, facilitates the European Coordination of the G7 Future of the Seas and Oceans Initiative. Click here for more information. The G7 FSOI Resource Strategy Group on Enabling Digital Twin Ocean (DTO) Capability, evaluates and supports activities and underpinning infrastructure required to enable the development of Digital Twin Ocean capability, brings together digital ocean initiatives from across the G7, UN Ocean Decade programmes, and related digital Earth initiatives to facilitate collaborations and share best practices.