Kiel Marine Science

5th Future Ocean Network Event: Digital Twins of the Ocean and Earth

Feb 12, 2021 from 12:30 PM to 02:00 PM

virtual Meeting I Zoom

Frameworks, initiatives and Future Ocean Network perspectives
Under the motto "A transparent & accessible ocean: Towards a Digital Twin of the Ocean" the European Commission follows the approach to fill the need to integrate a wide range of data sources to transform data into knowledge and to empower citizens, governments and industries by providing them with science based recommendations. The Digital Twin Ocean strategy will cover all aspect of the ocean, e.g. marine habitats, impacts of human activities, ocean monitoring.

In relation to the European and international frameworks, the Future Ocean Network initiated a call aiming to inspire Kiel based initiatives in this space. Within the 5th Future Ocean Network Event we will hear from the European expert Peter Bauer about the digital twin of planet Earth, we will provide insights in the European and global framework by Martin Visbeck and share ideas concerning the upcoming engagement of Kiel scientists in an initiative towards data driven digital twins by Matthias Renz.

Welcome and Moderation

Prof. Dr. Nele Matz-Lück, Speaker of the Future Ocean Network Walther‐Schücking‐Institute for International Law at Kiel University

„Digital Twins of the Earth ‐ Opportunities for Exascale Computing" (20 minutes / discussion)
Dr. Peter Bauer, Deputy Director of Research Department
European Centre for Medium‐Range Weather Forecasts, Reading, UK

„OceanDecade Programme Proposal DITTO Digital ‐ Twins of the Ocean" (10 minutes)
Prof. Dr. Martin Visbeck, GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel

„Early concepts for a Kiel based initiative ‐ Data Driven Digital Twin Worlds" (10 minutes)
Prof. Dr. Matthias Renz, Data Science, Department of Computer Science at Kiel University

open discussion
moderated by Prof. Dr. Nele Matz‐Lück

(Invitation and Zoom-Link will be provided via the mailinglist of the Future Ocean Network,
the Event is open to all interested in Kiel Marine Science,
registration (E-Mail/Institution):

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