DTO-BioFlow, part of Horizon Europe Mission, drives ocean biodiversity preservation through the Digital Twin Ocean (DTO). By unlocking dormant data and integrating new AI-processed streams, it enhances DTO's biological component, shaping evidence-based policies for a thriving marine ecosystem.

The Horizon Europe Mission aims to protect the ocean and its biodiversity by 2030 through a digital knowledge system, notably the Digital Twin of the Ocean (DTO). Accurate marine data is crucial for evidence-based policies. The EU-funded DTO-BioFlow project focuses on accessing untapped marine biodiversity data, integrating new and existing sources sustainably, and developing the biological aspects of DTO, including data flows and algorithms.

A Horizon Europe project
Project dates: 1st September 2023 to 28 February 2027
EMBRC role : partner
Funding: €9,747,516.25 
Grant agreement number: 101112823

The EU aims to expand its digital knowledge system with a Digital Twin of the Ocean (DTO), facilitating simulations, advancing ocean knowledge, and informing evidence-based policy. However, inaccessible biodiversity data hinder DTO's development. DTO-BioFlow will unlock dormant marine biodiversity data and integrate AI processes to sustainably enhance DTO. By mobilising the marine biodiversity community and demonstrating policy benefits, it supports biodiversity protection and restoration goals.

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