The digital twin of the ocean would be a consistent, high resolution, multi-dimensional, and near real-time virtual representation of the ocean that could make ocean knowledge open access, says the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO).
In his global message yesterday for World Hydrography Day, IHO Secretary-General Dr Mathias Jonas said the digital twin of the ocean could provide a platform for global cooperation.
He said: “The digital twin of the ocean could make ocean knowledge open access, available to citizens, scientists, and policy makers around the world.”
Dr Jonas said there would be many digital twins, and he proposed a focus on the digital twin of the navigable waters, to address one of the IHO core objectives, the support of navigational safety.
This year’s WHD theme was “Hydrography: Underpinning of the Digital Twin of the Ocean” designed to highlight the relationship between #hydrography and #oceanography, and how hydrography can play a key role in developing the digital twin of the ocean.
Celebrated on 21 June, World Hydrography Day is designed to raise awareness about hydrography and how it plays a role in improved knowledge of the seas and oceans.
The Geospatial Council of Australia was pleased to collaborate with the Australian Hydrographic Office on World Hydrography Day – for a HIPP seminar at Wollongong.
Pictured at the Wollongong HIPP event: (from left) Paul Kennedy, Guardian Geomatics; Karl Perry, Woodside Energy; Robin Beaman, James Cook University; Richard Cullen, Department of Defence.