Mission

The Deep-Time Digital Earth (DDE) Program is the first big science program initiated by the International Union of Geological Sciences(IUGS) that will provide new opportunities and direction for the development of Earth Sciences and transform Earth Science by harmonizing global, deep-time, digital Earth data and by sharing geoscience knowledge.

vision

DDE is an IUGS big science initiative to promote a data-driven discovery research paradigm for Earth sciences. It will connect existing databases, transform analog data to facilitate their integration into digital databases, and guide database development along FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable) principles to serve scientists, educators, policy professionals, and the public.

Milestones

Feb 26,2019
DDE officially launched, 26 Feb 2019
Feb 26,2019
12 Founding Members Signed the DDE Accord, 26 Feb 2019
Mar 02,2019
First International Research Center of Excellence for DDE, 2 Mar 2019
Jan 20,2020
The 1st DDE Science Committee meeting, 19-20 Jan 2020
Apr 05,2021
First Research & Development projects was approved, 30 Jun 2020
Feb 26,2019
Feb 26,2019
Mar 02,2019
First International Research Center of Excellence for DDE, 2 Mar 2019

Organization

Governing Council

The Governing Council (GC) provides governance, financial and scientific overview, makes major policy decisions and reviews the acceptance of new members for the program.

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee (EC) manages activities and reports annually to the GC on the past year's operational activities providing a budget report and a summary of scientific accomplishments.

Science Committee

The Science Committee (SC) is an independent body of internationally renowned experts with research fields related to DDE. It provides scientific evaluation of competing proposals submitted to DDE and provides a priority list to the DDE GC.

Secretariat

Secretariat

Working & Task Groups

Working Groups (WG) are the working force of DDE which provide the EC with the operational capabilities to manage the program and to support individual DDE projects. Task groups (TG) are established by the EC for implementing specific tasks or projects usually within a limited time duration.

Research Center of Excellence

Research Centres of Excellence are established for support and implementation of the DDE program. The Deep-time Digital Earth Centre of Excellence (RCE) to be established in China will act as the first Secretariat Office of the DDE on behalf of the members. The Secretariat Office of the DDE will be reselected every four years by the DDE GC.