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Digital Ocean Forum 2023

The Digital Ocean Forum 2023 will bring together experts, stakeholders, policymakers and interested citizens in the co-design and co-creation of the European Digital Twin of the Ocean.

Starting on 14 June, the Digital Ocean Forum 2023 will kick off with a technical workshop featuring esteemed experts from approximately 50 invited projects. With a specific emphasis on EU research projects, the forum’s technical segment will gather insights on the development of the EU DTO, methods for potential contributions, and the role the EU DTO should play in serving Ocean communities.

On 15 June, the event will continue with a hybrid session open to the public from 09:00 to 13:00, online and physically at the Breydel Auditorium in Brussels. The purpose of this event is to collaborate with stakeholders in defining the goals and aspirations that can be accomplished by setting up a robust EU Digital Twin Ocean (DTO). We will deliberate on ethical considerations, explore opportunities to leverage the DTO to address challenges such as the marine implications of climate change and biodiversity loss, and examine how the DTO can aid in policymaking and decision-making to promote a sustainable blue economy.

The objectives public session will:

  • Present the EU DTO vision and report on progress to date;

  • Provide a short input from the technical workshop, held on 14 June;

  • Engage in forward looking discussion on how the EU DTO should evolve and how it will affect policy making.

This event is co-organised with Mercator Ocean International and the Flanders Marine Institute

Take part in the event

The event, taking place on 15 June (09:00-13:00), will be web streamed online and open to the public. Participants will be able to interact via this platform with questions and comments.

To join this hybrid event and participate:

Online: please register and login to this platform.

In-person: please register for the session at the Breydel Auditorium.