DDE at EGU, Vienna



DDE at EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 23-28 April 2023.


Following its successful global launch at the “DDE Open Science Forum”, co-organized by UNESCO, IUGS, IYBSSD and DDE on 9 November 2022 in UNESCO, Paris, France, DDE is reaching out to the global community again at the EGU General Assembly, in Vienna, Austria, from 23 to 28 April 2023. At the EGU, DDE is, in particular, aiming to reach out to the world’s early career and young earth and data scientists through the launch of the DDE World Cup -   Deep-time Digital Earth's global competition for recognizing and rewarding young earth and data Scientists.


The DDE World Cup will be launched at a Town Hall Meeting (TM 11; see  https://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU23/session/47687

In addition, the process for the preparation of the first DDE Scholar Report to identify 10 “hot” research topics in geological sciences will be outlined.


DDE welcomes all interested earth scientists to attend the Town Hall meeting. The meeting will be followed by a reception for attendees to network and get to know DDE Members, working and task group leaders and principal investigators of DDE projects as well as explore possible future collaboration with DDE.


During the EGU General Assembly, apart from the Town Hall Meeting described above, DDE will comprehensively showcase its international layout and scientific products at its own and partner exhibition areas. Information on the first International Academic Workshop of DDE, scheduled for November 2023, in Hangzhou, China, and other forthcoming DDE events in 2023 and 2024 will be available in the exhibition areas. Key DDE services such as the DDE Platform and GeoGPT will be displayed at the DDE exhibition area. The location of the different exhibition areas at the EGU venue where DDE related information would be available are:




International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS)

Exhibition Entrance Hall Yellow Level 0 (ground floor)


DDE-Outcrop3D & CDUT


Exhibition Hall X2 Purple Level –2 (basement)


Deep-time Digital Earth (DDE)

Exhibition Hall X2 Purple Level –2 (basement)

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In the DDE exhibition area, the following poster displays could be viewed:  a new Permian-Triassic paleogeographic reconstruction for East Asian blocks; online Databases of Geologic Formations of Asia and Africa, with Display onto Plate Reconstructions for Any Time Horizon; DDE Global Layer—an integrated, fully online, cloud based platform; DDE scholar report: a new open, AI frontier and innovative approach to reflect solid earth science research priorities; an updated digital paleogeography for East Tethys from Middle Permian to Middle Triassic; and DDE-TS: a semantic service for geologic time.

Prof. Sabin Zahirovic from the University of Sydney, Australia, and the Leader of the DDE Palegeographic Reconstruction Group will convene a session (TS 14) on 28 April, from 14:00 to 15:45, in Room K1 to explore Data and models constraining Earth's deep-time paleography.