The theme session 'Interoperable Data Systems for Digital Twins of the Ocean - Theme Session at Ocean Practices: OBPS Workshop VI' will take place as part of the main event 'Ocean Practices: OBPS Workshop VI, Oct 2022 – A Virtual Global Meeting'. It will be held virtually on 17th October 2022 (19:00 - 20:30 CEST), and again on 18th October 2022 (08:00 - 9:30 CEST).
The session will focus on advancements from ongoing Digital Twin of the Ocean initiatives and their approach to data interoperability within the context of DITTO (Digital Twins of the Ocean), TURTLE - Interoperability architecture(s) for Digital Twins of the Ocean, and best practices and guidelines from the Ocean Data Coordination Group.
This session will take place twice to allow people from different time zones to attend.
Digital twins build on an observing system and predictive processes or data-driven models that users can interact with to support their needs. The connection between the digital twin and the real one requires a well-formulated interface between the digital twin, environmental data, and the user. User interaction is therefore an essential function that is embedded in the design of digital twins, including visualisation, user-driven data transformation and data-science tools.
Thus, Digital Twins of the Ocean (DTO) will enable users to address ‘What if’ questions based on shared data, models and knowledge. They empower ocean professionals, citizen scientists, policymakers, and the general public alike to visualise and explore ocean knowledge, data, models and forecasts and provide decision support for ocean sustainable development. The use of Digital Twins is wide and rapidly developing spanning a wide range of use cases from engineering to policy to science to operational services.
DTOs rely on an interoperable and shared digital framework providing access to marine observations, models and their joint representation taking advantage of cloud systems, HPC capacities, AI algorithms and specialized tools. These systems are complex and should conform to globally recognized best practices and standards.
To fully leverage the data that is produced around the world, the data layer in digital twin frameworks must consist of interoperable data systems. Data fabrics across distributed interoperable data sources will empower ocean professionals and scientific users, as well as service providers to the ocean industries, to create local or topical digital twins for specific challenges and applications.
In this session, recent advancements from ongoing Digital Twin of the Ocean initiatives and their approach to data interoperability in the context of DITTO – Digital Twins of the Ocean, TURTLE – Interoperability architecture(s) for Digital Twins of the Ocean, best practices and guidelines from the Ocean Data Coordination Group will be discussed.