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