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Digital Twins of the Ocean (DITTO)

DITTO was established in 2021 as an Ocean Decade endorsed programme. The Vision of the DITTO Programme is a world where Digital Twins of the Ocean are used to support ocean protection, ocean governance and a sustainable Blue Economy. DITTO is dedicated to develop and share a common understanding of digital twins of the ocean (DTO); to establish best practice in the development of DTOs; and advance a digital framework for DTOs to empower ocean professionals from all sectors around the world including scientific users, to effectively create their own digital twins.

State Key Laboratory of Marine Environmental Science (MEL)

MEL was established in 2005 under sponsorship from the Ministry of Science and Technology of China (MOST). It has been awarded the Excellent State Key Laboratory in two recent consecutive official reviews by MOST.MEL is dedicated to interdisciplinary cutting-edge research in marine environmental sciences, with particular strengths in marine biogeochemistry and ecosystem studies.

Co-Organisers (an updating list)