On November 24th, 2023, from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM UTC, we will have a special session with Dr Klaas Deneudt, Matthias Obst and Lynn Delgat. The ocean and its biodiversity are essential to life on this planet. Comprehensive data on biodiversity and related human and environmental pressures are crucial to understanding its current state and how this may change. Despite myriad actors collecting biodiversity data, and the development of novel cost-effective monitoring technologies, much data is inaccessible or unusable. The DTO-BioFlow project “Integration of biodiversity monitoring data into the Digital Twin of the Ocean” will activate access to (“sleeping”) marine biodiversity data and enable the sustainable integration of existing new Artificial Intelligence processed and automated data flows from various sources to generate a digital replica of marine biological processes and transform new and current data flows into evidence-based knowledge, supporting the development of policy-relevant tools and services for effective monitoring, restoration, and protection of marine biodiversity.
- 11:00 AM – Introducing the DTO-BioFlow project: General objectives, Consortium and Work plan. Klaas Deneudt, Marine Observation Center, Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ), Belgium.
- 11:20 AM – DTO-BioFlow: Building demonstrator use cases connecting monitoring networks, new data streams, analytical resources and societal applications. Matthias Obst, Department of Marine Sciences, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
- 11:35 AM – DTO-BioFlow: Launching a call for marine biodiversity (monitoring) data. Lynn Delgat, Data center, Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ).
- 11:40 AM – Discussion on international collaboration and networks.
- 12:00 PM – Closing.
This is an Ocean Decade Event. More information here.