Deep-time Digital Earth (DDE) , the first IUGS-recognized big science programme, was officially launched during the 73rd IUGS Executive Council Meeting held in Beijing (February 2019).

IUGS60 celebration
Mike Stephenson's blog
DDE Annual Report 2021
DDE Annual Report 2020
Framework Documents
DDE is a big science program dedicated to facilitate innovation in understanding the Earth’s evolution and applications as well as the Sustainable Development Goals utilizing Big Data analytics, internet cloud computing, data mining, machine learning and AI.
DDE Statutes
Approved by DDE Governing Council in 8 Sept 2021. Deep-time Digital Earth Big Science Program.
DDE IP Policy
Draft version by DDE Executive Committee, 3 Sept 2021. Deep-time Digital Earth Big Science Program.
Medium Term Plan 2021-2025
By DDE Secretariat in 20 Spet 2020. Deep-time Digital Earth Big Program.
DDE White Paper
Draft version by DDE Science Committee in 1 Mar 2022. Deep-time Digital Earth Big Science Program.
DDE Events
DDE regularly participates in innovative research, big science and technology-related conferences, townhall events, and inter-disciplinary symposia. Click any image for more info and access to our full calendar of events.
DDE 6th EC Meeting
AAPG Remaining Hydrocarbon Pot...
2022 International Convention ...
Offshore Technology Conference...
AAPG Europe Regional Conferenc...
29th Middle East Petroleum & G...
General Assembly of the Europe...
InterPore 2022
83rd EAGE Conference & Exhibit...
Digital Geoscience Workshop, D...
Unconventional Resources Techn...
2022 Euroscience Open Forum
International Meeting for Appl...
American Geophysical Union (AG...

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The three-society (SEG – AAPG – SPE) conference took place at the Renaissance Hotel in Austin, Texas, February 20 – 23, 2022. The conference consisted of keynotes, technical presentations, technical panels, breakout collaboration sessions, and exhibits in three main areas: Data Management & Architecture, Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning, and ESG (Environment, Sustainability, and Governance). A total of 226 attended the conference.


DDE Working Group 11: Paleomagnetism 2021 Annual Report


In this article Prof Mike Stephenson and the DDE steering group describe how DDE will link important deep-time databases that are part of the so-called ‘long tail’.