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News announcement19 April 2024Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries1 min read

Ocean Calls Podcast – Season 3 Ep. 2: Can AI unlock the secrets of the deep sea and help us make better decisions?

Imagine if policymakers, businesses, and society had access to a virtual twin copy of our oceans to explore? This AI tool could be used to simulate realistic what-if scenarios based on scientific knowledge.

Would that help protect and restore our oceans by enabling better decision-making? And what kinds of questions could it help us to answer?

In this episode of Ocean Calls, we will discuss the EU's Digital Twin of the Ocean, known as the DTO. This European initiative aims to create an artificial intelligence-fueled representation of the seas. It’s expected to be accessible to the public in 2024.

We’ll explore what the Digital Twin of the Ocean is and examine how it can aid in combating plastic pollution, saving endangered species like marine turtles, and protecting our harbours from meteotsunamis.

At the end of the episode, you’ll hear from Sex Education and Karen Pirie star Chris Jenks about his adventures growing up on an island in Scotland.

Follow these links to read more about our guests:

Joanna Staneva, Head of Hydrodynamics and Data Assimilation at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon research centre

Simon Van Gennip, oceanographer at Mercator Ocean International

Philippe Gaspar, senior scientist at Mercator Ocean International

Joaquin Tintore, head of Balearic Islands Coastal Observing and Forecasting System

Vincent Pieriborne, co-CEO of OceanX

Ocean Tale from Chris Jenks, British actor and producer

Listen to it in full on Euronews website.


Publication date
19 April 2024
Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries