What is EDITO?
A Digital Twin of the Ocean is a virtual representation of all marine and coastal environments around the globe. It gives access to real-time and historical observations from thousands of sensors across the world ocean, as well as numerous satellites in space.
By integrating advanced numerical modelling, artificial intelligence, machine learning and high-performance computing, digital twins can generate the information needed to design the most effective and sustainable ways of protecting marine and coastal habitats, supporting a more sustainable blue economy, and mitigating and adapting to climate change.
The European Commission launched the European Digital Twin of the Ocean at the One Ocean Summit in Brest, France, in February 2022. As a main element of the Digital Ocean Knowledge System under the European Union’s “Mission Restore our Ocean and Waters”, its ambition is to make ocean information readily available to all - international policymakers, national governments, researchers, innovators, businesses, entrepreneurs, activists, and citizens.
The European Digital Twin of the Ocean will provide an innovative set of user-driven, interactive, and decision-making tools, backed by the best science and data. Its core development is underway with funding from the European Union through the European Digital Twin Ocean (EDITO) R&D projects. These two sister projects, namely EDITO-Infra and EDITO-Model Lab, will build the operational infrastructure of EDITO.
EDITO will further construct and evolve a thriving digital ecosystem through several other relevant, complementary actions, aiming for an operational Digital Twin of the Ocean by 2024.
Continue to discover EDITO-Model Lab or explore the EDITO-Infra.