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Location:  Norwegian Marine Institute, Pynten, Nordnes, Bergen

Workshopinvitation: Digital Twins of the Ocean Interoperability

Invitation to projects related to Digital Twins of the Ocean technologies May 30th, 2024 Bergen, Norway.

Held in conjunction with (the day after) IMDIS 2024 in Bergen, May 27-29, 2024, IMDIS 2024 - Bergen (Norway), 27-29 May 2024

Workshop Theme and Goals

The purpose of the workshop is to gather current projects that are working with Digital Twins of the Ocean technologies for a joint discussion on interoperability concerns and solutions (technical, semantic, organisational, legal interoperability).

The invitation goes to current projects that are working with Digital Twins of the Ocean technologies, including those that are working on relating different types of data/models to Digital Twins (i.e. biodiversity data/models, socio-ecological semantic data/models etc.) and supporting federated observations/data infrastructures.

The focus of the workshop will be on how to plan for achieving interoperability between the results/operational infrastructures of the various projects and initiatives.  A starting point for this will be based on the related posters and oral presentations that will be given during the three days of IMDIS 2024.

Each project is requested to prepare a short presentation on interoperability points related to data/model representations and APIs/services they will use/offer. The invitation includes the following areas/projects as well as other related projects:

  • DTO (EDITO-INFRA/MODEL LAB, ILIAD,  DITTO, DestinE, SatBaltyk  … ++)
  • Ocean BioDiversity data/models  (DTO-BioFLow, MARCO-BOLO, OBAMA-NEXT, … ++)
  • Socio-Ecological DTO data/models (SEADITO, SEADOT, ECOTWIN, SURIMI … ++)
  • EOSC (Blue Cloud 2026, AquaINFRA, InterTwin, FAIR-Ease, ENVRI-FAIR,  … ++)
  • Ocean Data Spaces (EMODnet, CMEMS, SeaDataNet, Ocean Info Hub,  AD4GD, … ++)
  • … other DTO related projects …

The target is to identify and consider results presented for the various IMDIS sessions that could be useful for the Interoperability of Digital Twins of the Ocean.

  • IMDIS 2024 session topics – oral and posters:
  • INFRA: Marine environmental infrastructures for observation data
  • PRODUCTS: Data products, information and knowledge
  • SERVICES: Data services and tools in ocean science
  • TECH: Technical developments for marine information and data management 



The workshop will occur in four segments.

  1. Wednesday evening , May 29th, 2024,  19:00, Social gathering for workshop participants
  2. Thursday morning, May 30th, 2024, 09:00-12:00,  Short project statements on approaches and recommendations for DTO data and model interoperability – including also relevant links to project posters and oral presentations during the previous IMDIS 2024 days.
  3. LUNCH, May 30th, 2024, 12:00-13:00
  4. Thursday  afternoon, May 30th, 2024, 13:00-15:30, Discussions on further actions to be taken within the projects to ensure future DTO data and model interoperability – based on the project presentations and the expperiences from IMDIS 2024.


Registration and payment

Participants are asked to provide the name of the project(s) they are representing, when registering for the workshop. The participation price is 100 Euro, including social gathering, lunch and breaks.

Registration for participation, by May 12th, 2024
Register for the workshop here
Please use this link for payment in due time
OBS: both forms must be completed


Workshop Chairs

Arne J. Berre
SINTEF Digital
Oslo, Norway

Helge Sagen/Linn Moholt
Institute of Marine Research
Bergen, Norway

Ute Brönner
Trondheim, Norway