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Regular Members are organizations that are data stewards and/or data analysis services (e.g., data centres and services that support scientific research by holding and providing data or data products).

WDS Regular Members are required to supply a Report every two years of their activities. Regular Members' Biennial Reports for 2013–2014 can be found here.

ICSU-WDS currently has 65 Regular members.

Member Name Field(s) LoA#
Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS), Data Services
Seismology, Magnetotelluric, Meteorological in-situ data, Barometric Pressure, Ocean Sensors, Superconducting Gravimeter, Infrasound
Yes
WDC - Geoinformatics and Sustainable Development Space sciences
Earth sciences
Cultural and ethnic studies
Economics
Geography
Sociology
Computer sciences
Mathematics
Statistics
Systems science
Environmental studies and forestry
Yes
ISRIC - WDC Soils Earth sciences
Geography
Agriculture
Environmental studies and forestry
Soil science, Sustainable land management, Land resources information systems
Yes
DKRZ - WDC Climate Earth sciences
Climate modelling
Yes
WDC - Meteorology, Asheville Earth sciences
Economics
Computer sciences
Climate science and associated data management
Yes
Centre de Donnees astronomiques de Strasbourg (CDS) Space sciences
Astronomy
Yes
World Glacier Monitoring Service, Zurich Earth sciences
Geography
Glaciology
Yes
Australian Antarctic Data Centre Space sciences
Earth sciences
Life sciences
Chemistry
Physics
Geography
Environmental studies and forestry
Yes
Chinese Astronomical Data Center Astronomy
Space sciences
Physics
Yes
WDC - Renewable Resources and Environment Earth sciences
Geography
Agriculture
Environmental studies and forestry
Area studies
Natural resources, Ecology, Geoinformatics
Yes
Flanders Marine Institute, Data Centre Life sciences
Computer sciences
Environmental studies and forestry
Biology, Biodiversity, Biogeography, Taxonomy, Oceanography, Information and communications technology, Data management
Yes
World Data Service for Oceanography Earth sciences
Oceanography
Yes
International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems Space sciences
Earth sciences
Geography
Computer sciences
Mathematics
Statistics
Systems science
Geodesy and reference frames
Yes
Fish Database of Taiwan (Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
Life sciences (Biodiversity)
Yes
WDC - Oceanography, Tianjin Earth sciences
Marine science
Yes
World Data Service for Geophysics Space sciences
Earth sciences
Computer sciences
Yes
PANGAEA - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science Earth sciences
Life sciences
Yes
WDC - Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Moscow Space sciences
Earth sciences
Geomagnetism, Ionosphere, Space rays, Solar activity, Interplanetary environment (near space)
Yes
WDC - Sunspot Index and Long-term Solar Observations (SILSO) Astronomy
Space sciences
Statistics
History
Solar physics, Solar activity (mid- and long-term), Sun-Earth relations and climate
Yes
WDC - Oceanography, Obninsk Earth sciences
Physical and chemical oceanography
Yes
WDC - Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere Space sciences
Earth sciences
Chemistry
Physics
Geography
Computer sciences
Mathematics
Pending
WDC - Geomagnetism, Copenhagen Space sciences
Earth sciences
Geomagnetism
Yes
International Service of Geomagnetic Indices Space sciences
Earth sciences
Solar-Terrestrial physics, Space weather, Geomagnetism
Yes
WDC - Geomagnetism, Edinburgh Space sciences
Earth sciences
Geomagnetism
Yes
WDC - Solid Earth Physics, Moscow Earth sciences
Seismology, Geomagnetism (main magnetic field), Archeo- and paleo-magnetism, Gravimetry, Geothermics, Recent movements, Marine geology and geophysics
Yes
WDC - Meteorology, Obninsk Earth sciences
Meteorology
Yes
WDC - Solar Activity / BASS2000 Space sciences
Solar physics
Yes
WDC - Geomagnetism, Kyoto Space sciences
Earth sciences
Physics
Geography
Computer sciences
Geomagnetism
Yes
Interdisciplinary Earth Data Alliance Earth sciences
Pending
WDC - Space Weather, Australia Space sciences
Ionosphere, Solar observations, Geomagnetism, Solar–Terrestrial physics, Space weather
Yes
NSIDC DAAC Earth sciences
Geography
Yes
Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center (ORNL DAAC) Earth sciences
Geography
Area studies
Terrestrial ecology, Biogeochemical dynamics, Ecological data, Environmental processes
Yes
World Stress Map Project Earth sciences
Geophysics, Geochemistry, Geology, Natural resources
Yes
WDC - CU Earth sciences
Geography
Polar regions and cryosphere
Yes
WDC - Ionosphere and Space Weather Space sciences
Earth sciences
Ionosphere, Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Space weather
Yes
Ukrainian Geospatial Data Center Earth sciences
Computer sciences
Mathematics
Yes
Data Centre for Geography, Moscow Geography
Structure and evolution of environmental systems, Impact on the environment, Sustainable management of resources, Human geography of Russia and foreign countries, Interaction between the atmosphere, hydrosphere, and lithosphere, Cartography, geoinformatics, and remote sensing, Geographical and geoecological education
Pending
WDC - Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center Earth sciences
Geography
Systems science
Environmental studies and forestry
Remote sensing, Land change science, Land change monitoring, assessment, and prediction
Pending
The Language Archive Psychology
Languages and linguistics
Anthropology
Yes
World Data Service for Paleoclimatology Earth sciences
Climatology, Global change
Yes
DataFirst Economics
Geography
Political science
Statistics
Environmental studies and forestry
Health sciences
Area studies
Information science
Yes
WFCC - MIRCEN World Data Centre for Microorganisms Life sciences
Microbiology
Yes
Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC) Earth sciences
Physics
Geography
Computer sciences
Agriculture
Engineering
Atmospheric Science, Precipitation, Hydrology, Global modelling, Information science, Systems engineering
Yes
Crustal Dynamics Data Information System (CDDIS) Space sciences
Earth sciences
Physics
Geodesy, Space Geodesy
Yes
Chinese Space Science Data Center Astronomy
Space sciences
Computer sciences
Space physics, Space weather, Planetary science
Yes
Cold and Arid Regions Science Data Center at Lanzhou (CARD) Earth sciences
Geography
Yes
Global Hydrology Resource Center (GHRC) Earth sciences
Computer sciences
Systems science
Environmental studies and forestry
Hydrologic cycle, Lightning, Severe weather
Yes
Italian Centre for Astronomical Archive - IA2 Astronomy
Space sciences
Pending
Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) Economics
Gender and sexuality studies
Geography
Political science
Psychology
Sociology
Statistics
Family and consumer science
Health sciences
History
Aging, Criminal justice, Demography, Education, Law, Substance abuse...
Yes
Atmospheric Science Data Center (Distributed Active Archive Center) Earth sciences
Atmospheric science, Clouds, Aerosols, Tropospheric chemistry
Yes
WDC - Geomagnetism, Mumbai Physics
Earth sciences
Space sciences
Geomagnetism, Solid earth geomagnetism and upper atmospheric science, Aeronomy
Yes
Canadian Astronomy Data Centre/ Canadian Virtual Observatory Astronomy
Space sciences
Pending
Alaska Satellite Facility Earth sciences
Geography
Area studies
Cryosphere, Polar processes, Solid Earth, Magnetosphere, Alaska geography
Yes
Ocean Networks Canada Computer sciences
Earth sciences
Ocean sciences, Geophysics, Ocean physics, Marine biology, Biochemistry, Marine engineering
Yes
Environment Climate Data Sweden Earth sciences
Environmental studies and forestry
Environment, Climate
Yes
Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC) Earth sciences
Chemistry
Cultural and ethnic studies
Economics
Geography
Political science
Sociology
Computer sciences
Statistics
Systems science
Agriculture
Architecture and design
Business
Engineering
Environmental studies and forestry
Health sciences
Transportation
Anthropology
Area studies
Environmental science, Sustainability science, Climate science, Information system science
Yes
UNAVCO, Inc. Earth sciences
Geodesy
Yes
Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center Earth sciences
Geography
Agriculture
Environmental studies and forestry, Land cover, Land change, Land processes
Yes
Permanent Service for Mean Sea Level (PSMSL) Earth sciences
Physics
Sea level, Climate change, Oceanography, Geodesy
Pending
DANS Life sciences
Economics
Gender and sexuality studies
Political science
Psychology
Sociology
Health sciences
History
Languages and linguistics
Anthropology
Archaeology
Behavioural sciences; socio-cultural sciences; Geospatial Sciences; Communication sciences; Demography
Yes
Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere, Kyoto University Astronomy
Space sciences
Earth sciences
Engineering
Yes
The Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre Chemistry
Crystallography
Pending
Global Biodiversity Information Facility Life sciences
Pending
WDC for Geophysics, Beijing Space sciences
Earth sciences
Pending
Global Change Research Data Publishing and Repository Earth sciences
Economics
Geography
Agriculture
Environmental studies and forestry
History
Area studies
Geo-ecosystems
Pending

# Full WDS membership is only attained once a Letter of Agreement (or a similar document) has been signed between the candidate Regular Member and ICSU.

Former Regular Members

The following organizations were previously certified by the WDS Scientific Committee as Regular Members, but have regretfully since had to resign their membership.

Organization NameDate of ResignationReason for Resignation
WDC - Rockets, Satellites and Earth Rotation 24 Oct 2015 Closure due to change in interests by host institute
Tropical Ecology Assessment and Monitoring (TEAM) Network 03 Nov 2015 Severe staff limitations