International Digital Twins of the Ocean Summit

An International Digital Twins of the Ocean Summit will be held in London, UK on 4th -5th May 2022, 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 and hosted by the UK Government. 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.

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.

The draft agenda of the event can be found here.

In-person participation

Expression of interest to attend in-person event in London can be signed up here.
Deadline extended: 14th March 2022.
Decisions about in-person attendance will be made by the programme committee in mid-March.  

Virtual participation

For people who cannot attend the in-person event, the plenary sessions will be live-streamed and recorded. There will be a system for interaction with speakers and panels (e.g., Slido) for virtual participants.

There will also be opportunities for organising virtual satellite events alongside the Summit, which will be announced shortly.


For more information, please visit the event website: