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DTO Taskforce Workshop for tuning Blue-Cloud data lakes with DTO developments

DTO Taskforce Workshop
Blue-Cloud Event
20 February 2024 09:00 – 21 February 2024 13:00
Toulouse (France)

The Blue-Cloud 2026 team is gathering for the Digital Twin of the Ocean (DTO) Taskforce Workshop for tuning Blue-Cloud data lakes with DTO developments, taking place in Toulouse (France) on 20-21 February 2024. During the workshop, we delve into the innovative digital backbone of the European DTO, a collaborative effort between MOI (on behalf of CMEMS) and VLIZ (on behalf of EMODnet). Recently awarded a grant to spearhead this initiative, the focus is aligned with the Destination Earth initiative under the Digital Europe Programme.

Blue Cloud 2026 plays a crucial role, in mobilising additional data resources alongside CMEMS and EMODnet. The establishment of Blue-Cloud Data Lakes facilitates dynamic data exchanges within the Blue-Cloud ecosystem and the evolving DTO landscape.

This workshop marks the beginning of regular dialogues and coordinated efforts between stakeholders, ensuring a seamless synchronisation towards a digitally empowered future for our oceans and freshwater domains.

Registration for the onsite event closing on Friday 16 February at noon CET

Please register your attendance here

Please notice that the invitation to the meeting is restricted only to the internal members of the Blue-Cloud 2026 DTO Task Force.

Joining remotely? Contact us here!



Day 1 - Tuesday, 20th of February

Time (CEST)


Chairs / Speakers


Welcome at Mercator and objective of the meeting

Alain Arnaud & Marina Tonani, Mercator, representing EDITO-Infra and EDITO-Model-Lab Activities 


EU-DTO. The EU Commission Perspective.



EDITO-Infra short presentation & platform showcase + Q&A

Marina Tonani, Mercator

Quentin Gaudel, Mercator

11:00 - 11:20

Coffee break


11:20 - 12:20

Data provision - Blue-Cloud 2026 + Q&A

Blue-Cloud 2026 development for EOV Workbenches - IFREMER

Blue-Cloud 2026 federated Data Discovery and Access - MARIS

Dominique Obaton, IFREMER

Erwan Bodere, IFREMER

Dick M.A. Schaap, MARIS

12:20 - 14:00

Lunch Break


14:00 - 15:00 

Data Lake

EDITO Data Lake 

Blue-Cloud 2026 BEACON approach


Quentin Gaudel, Mercator

Patricia Cabrera, VLIZ

Dick M.A. Schaap, MARIS

15:00 - 15:30

VRE Environment

Pasquale Pagano, CNR

Massimiliano Assante, CNR

Patricia Cabrera, VLIZ

15:30 - 16:00



16:00 - 16:20

Coffee break


16:20 - 16:50

EDITO-Model Lab Models and tools 


Yann Drillet, MOI

16:50 - 17:20

EDITO-Model Lab demonstrators 



17:20 - 17:30



19:30  Dinner (details coming soon)  


Day 2 - Wednesday, 21st February

Time (CEST)


Chairs / Speakers


DOF 2 Outcome - co-construction process


9:30 - 10:40

Blue-Cloud 2026 contribution to EDITO


10:40 - 11:00

Coffee break


11:00 - 12:00

Roadmap for Blue-Cloud 2026 towards EU DTO

Marina Tonani, Mercator

12:00 - 12:30

Wrap-up and meeting closure




The DTO Taskforce Workshop takes place at
Mercator Ocean International, 2 Av. de l'Aérodrome de Montaudran, 31400 Toulouse, France 

How to get there by public transport?

From Toulouse - Blagnac - Airport  

From Toulouse - Matabiau - Train station  

From Toulouse - Jean Jaures Tube station  

From Toulouse – Compans Caffarelli Tube station  

From Toulouse – Jeanne d’Arc Tube station  

Recommended Hotels 

We suggest hotels in the city centre, near the metro yellow line B or with access to bus L9.  

To see how to connect by metro/bus -  

IBIS Hotel  

Crowne Plaza  

Grand Hôtel de l'Opéra - BW Premier Collection by Best Western  

Mama Shelter Toulouse  

Citiz Hotel  

Hôtel Mercure Toulouse Centre Wilson Capitole  

Hotel Le Clocher de Rodez  

Hotel des Arts  

Hôtel Mercure Toulouse Centre Compans  

Hôtel Novotel Toulouse Centre Compans Caffarelli