Deep-time Digital Earth (DDE) is the first IUGS-recognized Big Science Program

Mission: Harmonize global deep-time Earth data and share global geoscience knowledge

Vision: Transform Earth science

DDE Outcrop3D Europe Capture Tour!
Mineralogy Working Group publication March 2023!
Check out the DDE Platform!
DDE Global Launch at the DDE Open Science Forum held in UNESCO, Paris
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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.
Medium Term Plan 2021-2025
Finalized September 2020 by the DDE Secretariat. Click to learn more.
DDE Statutes
Approved by DDE Governing Council in September 2021. Click to download a PDF version.
DDE White Paper
March 2022 version - adopted by Science Committee. Click to download a PDF.
DDE IP Policy
Published by the Executive Committee September 2021. Click to download the PDF.
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 World Cup Town Hall Meetin...
DDE at EGU, Vienna
American Geophysical Union (AG...
DDE Marginal Seas Task Group O...
DDE 2022 Update Meeting
Global Paleogeographic Collabo...
IN PERSON Governing Council Me...
DDE Open Science Forum
AAPG Source Rocks of the Middl...
International Meeting for Appl...
2022 Euroscience Open Forum
Unconventional Resources Techn...
83rd EAGE Conference & Exhibit...
InterPore 2022
General Assembly of the Europe...
29th Middle East Petroleum & G...
AAPG Europe Regional Conferenc...
Offshore Technology Conference...
2022 International Convention ...
AAPG Remaining Hydrocarbon Pot...

On May 8-11, 2023, Co-leader of the standards group of IUGS DDE program Prof Dr Zhang Minghua and another 3 scientists attended the 38th Geoscience Information Consortium (GIC) con... VIEW MORE>


The DDE Outcrop3D Group and IUGS agreed to cooperate and plan to start digitizing “The First 100 IUGS Geological Heritage sites”. The project will include 11 IUGS geological sites in Europe and 10 IAS post-conference outcrops.


DDE's Mineralogy Working Group publication detailing electron transfer rules in nature regulated by element electronegativity and mineral work function. March 2023!


The DDE Platform is a one-stop online geoscience research platform. Its scope is to make global geo-scientists’ collaborative innovation and discovery more efficient and intelligent.


UNESCO, the International Union of Geological Sciences and the Deep-time Digital Earth consortium co-organized the Deep-time Digital Earth Open Science Forum at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on 9 November 2022 within the framework of the International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development.