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28 April - 12 May 2022

In parallel to the Main London event International Digital Twins of the Ocean Summit, GEOMAR/Germany is coordinating a worldwide series of satellite virtual events. Each individual event has the objective to support the engagement and advancement of actions in the broad area of Digital Twins of the Ocean. The specific formats of the events can range from short informal meetings to many hours-long hackathons, from local consultations, poster sessions to regional or global workshops, with invited speaker or simple open discussion fora. They can be in English or other languages. We only require them to be open for interested participants to join and if possible, a short 1-2-page summary of the event – be creative and bring together people around the globe interested in digital twins of the ocean!

Purpose of Satellite events on Digital Twins of the Ocean

There is a lot of local, regional, disciplinary, sectoral but also global interest in the concept of “Digital Twins of the Ocean”. The in-person Summit in London on 4-5 May 2022 will bring together a limited number of people from the multi-stakeholder community in person plus streaming of the main session. However, engagement of the much wider group of potential users, providers and developers of digital ocean initiatives from a range of scientific and societal sectors is required. There is much to explore, innovate and combine so that the various components required to achieve a fully operational Digital Twin Framework of the Ocean by 2030 can be reached. Obviously, most of the global community will not be able to join the summit in London. The virtual satellite events provide a means to reach out to and engage the broader community and exchange ideas virtually. Extend your networks, find people interested in your ideas, or use the momentum to discuss to bring the people together to bring the topic forward. We would like to encourage you to register your event here.

Who can run a satellite event? 

Everyone who wants to be engaged in the topic of Digital Twins of the Ocean is invited to organize and register their own satellite event.

When can the event happen? 

Ideally, your event will happen a few days before the Summit in London on 4-5 May 2022. This is not a hard constraint but a target time period. We will also list events which happen up to two weeks before and one week after the main event.

Need more information?

Please feel free to join us on of our information sessions: Dates for information hours to DITTO satellite events.

How to run the event?

You are free to choose the platform for your virtual event (ZOOM, MS-Teams, Webex, gather etc.). However, you need to use Eventbrite to register and advertise your event. In addition to Eventbrite, we will centrally advertise you event on a dedicated website. This allows us to centrally publish and promote all satellite events by using your Eventbrite link on our webpage.

Which formats are possible? 

Your satellite event can be a very informal meeting such as a discussion forum open for engagement as well as a formal meeting with invited speakers; run a workshop or a hackathon, hold a working group meeting or a poster session – your satellite event can last 45 minutes, three hours, or several days – let us know your idea and let us bring forward the ideas and opportunities on digital twins of the ocean! Please let us know if you would like to reach out for someone from the DITTO steering committee for being involved in your meeting.

How to register? 

Registration form for satellite event supporting the topic of digital twins of the ocean

The steering group will briefly review your events in a meeting every two weeks. We want to encourage your creativity and have very limited constraints – the steering group needs to ensure, that your topic of the event is related to digital twins of the ocean and open for others to participate. There is no final deadline to register an event.

Do you want to hold a satellite event on Digital Twins of the Ocean? 

  • You choose the timeframe, format, and platform to run your event and that fit best to your idea.
  • You can choose the system you will use, however we would like to ask you to use eventbrite for the registration
  • We will add your event to the program of satellite events here (including the eventbrite links)
  • We will support the advertisement of your event.
  • After the meeting we will ask you to hand in a 1-2-page document summarizing the meeting; i.e. focus on results, outcomes and future actions. 

Contact for more information:

Martin Visbeck (GEOMAR, DITTO Programme Coordinator), Ann-Christine Zinkann (NOAA, Early Career Ocean Professionals (ECOP), Jing Li (CLIVAR, Early Career Ocean Professionals (ECOP)), and Sigrid Keiser (GEOMAR).