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Digital Ocean Forum 2023

The European Digital Twin of the Ocean (EU DTO), announced by President von der Leyen at the One Ocean Summit in Brest, will be a key deliverable of the EU Mission Restore our Ocean and Waters. Its purpose is to provide Ocean communities with actionable knowledge and to support them in their daily decisions and planning, to ensure a healthy and sustainable Ocean.

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.

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 event, taking place on 15 June at the Breydel Auditorium, will be hybrid, and open to the public.

To join this hybrid event and participate:

  • In-person: Sign-up to join us, in-person, at the Breydel Auditorium

  • Online: please register and login to this platform to follow the web stream



  • earth observation | bioeconomy | climate change | aquatic ecosystem
  • Thursday 15 June 2023, 09:00 - 13:00 (CEST)
  • Brussels, Belgium

Practical information

Thursday 15 June 2023, 09:00 - 13:00 (CEST)
Auditorium Breydel
Av. d'Auderghem 45, 1040 Brussels, Belgium
Directorate-General for Research and Innovation