We are pleased to inform you about the upcoming International Digital Twins of the Ocean Summit 2023, which will be held in Xiamen, China on 9-12 November 2023. Taking the great arena of 2023 World Ocean Week in Xiamen, the DITTO Summit 2023 will be co-organised by the Fujian Ocean Innovation Center and State Key Laboratory of Marine Environmental Science (Xiamen University), and to gather global participants with themes focusing on sharing the latest knowledge about DTOs and discussing future actions on advancing and applying them. The abstract submission's deadline is extended to 20 August 2023. For further details please read the Third Announcement.
Endorsed by the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030), the Digital Twins of the Ocean (DITTO) programme was launched in 2021. The vision of the DITTO Programme is to build a world where Digital Twins of the Ocean (DTO) are used to support ocean protection, ocean governance, and a sustainable Blue Economy. DITTO is dedicated to developing and sharing a common understanding of DTOs; establishing best practices in the development of DTOs; and advancing a digital framework for DTOs to empower ocean professionals from all sectors around the world, including scientific users, to effectively create their digital twins. DITTO initiated the first International Summit in 2022 in London, hosted by the G7 and the UK. During the summit, around 500 participants physically or virtually explored progress in the development of DITTO capability, considered their requirements for infrastructure, described potential applications, and defined a path forward.
For more information about the DITTO Summit, please visit the website.