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Data Providers Workshop – GEO-XIII Plenary

Green Room 6, Park Inn by Radisson Pribaltiyskaya hotel

Co-convened by the ICSU World Data System, the 1st Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Data Providers Workshop will be held prior the GEO-XIII Plenary in St. Petersburg, with the goals of establishing a two-way dialogue with data providers to improve the discoverability, accessibility, and usability of Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) resources. The agenda  includes ...

International Co-design Workshop on Earth Observation in support of the Sustainable Development Goals – The case of urban areas in Asia

Science Council of Japan, Tokyo

The University of Tokyo Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S), the Group on Earth Observations (GEO), the ICSU World Data System, and Future Earth co-host a workshop on Earth Observation in support of the Sustainable Development Goals – The case of urban areas in Asia, at the Science Council of Japan from 16th to 18th January, 2017. In 2015, the UN General Assembly ...

WDS-IPO 5th Anniversary

3rd Floor, TKP Ochanomizu Conference Hall, Tokyo, Japan

This ceremony and symposium will commemorate five years of successful collaboration between the Japanese National Institute of Information and Communications Technology ( NICT ) and the International Council of Science ( ICSU ) for  the hosting and support of the World Data System International Programme Office (IPO).  The IPO was first established in April 2011 and was later  formally   ...

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Webinar – FAIR Data in Trustworthy Data Repositories: Everybody wants to play FAIR, but how do we put the principles into practice?

This webinar is within the framework of both EUDAT/RDA and OpenAIRE and will discuss and compare core certification and the FAIR principles. It will be run twice in order to reach a global audience: Monday, 12 December at 15.00 CET Tuesday, 13 December at 10.00 CET Website: Registration (Max 500 ...

ICSTI ITOC and TACC Workshops

Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, 1550 Court Place, Denver, Colorado 80202, USA

The International Council for Scientific and Technical Information (ICSTI) is pleased to invite a ll ICSTI and non-ICSTI delegates to attend two workshops organized by our Information Trends and Opportunities Committee (ITOC) and Technical Activities Coordinating Committee (TACC) on 10 September 2016 in Denver, Colorado, USA. Held at the same venue, the ICSTI workshops immediately precede ...

Text and Data Mining: The Way Forward as Seen by the Library, Publisher and Researcher Communities (ICSTI/NISO 2nd Joint Webinar)

The topic of the second in a series of ICSTI webinars, organized in partnership with NISO, is ’ Text and Data Mining: The Way Forward as Seen by the Library, Publisher and Researcher Communities ’ Date and Time: Thursday 30 June 2016 – 10-00am (Eastern US Time)  Duration: 90 minutes   Presenters: Jeremy Frey, Professor of Physical Chemistry and Head of Computational Systems ...

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RDA 7th Plenary and Side Events

Hitotsubashi Hall, Tokyo, Japan

The Research Data Alliance (RDA) will hold its next  Plenary Meeting  for the first time in Asia! The 7th edition will take place 1–3 March 2016 in Tokyo, Japan, where the ICSU World Data System International Programme Office is hosted by the Japanese National Institute of Information and Communications Technology. Beyond this geographical proximity, WDS is strongly involved in RDA ...

AGU Fall Session – PP53B-2352: Normalizing paleoclimate variables in support of data-intensive science

Moscone Center (South - Poster Hall), San Francisco

Session: Decoding Paleoenvironmental Proxies: Developments, Challenges, Refinements, and Mechanisms III Posters Abstract: Paleoclimate data are extremely heterogeneous – hundreds of different types of measurements and reconstructions are routinely made by scientists on an even larger number of kinds of physical samples. This heterogeneity is one of the biggest barriers to the development of ...

AGU Fall Meeting – U23A-05: Curse of the Zombie Petabytes

Moscone Center (West - 3002), San Francisco

Session: Going, Going, Gone: Future Proofing the Twentieth Century Record of Our Science Abstract: Total world digital information, estimated at about 1 zetabyte (ZB=10^21) in 2010, is forecast to reach 30-40 ZB by 2020. The storage available will then only be about 15 ZB. Scientific data, while a small fraction of that volume, pose a thorny problem for data-driven Earth science disciplines ...

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Call for Papers Closes for WDS-convened Session at AGU 2016

Paper contributions are invited for the session  Publishing and Managing Data: The case for Trustworthy Digital Repositories  accepted in the Earth and Space Science Informatics focus group at the  AGU 2016 Fall Meeting . This session is expected to highlight the important role played by the WDS community in seizing the opportunities and addressing the challenges outlined in the below ...

Room Block Expires for IDW 2016

Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel

Rooms have been blocked at the Sheraton Downtown Hotel at a discounted rate of 199 USD/night (+ 29.35 USD/night tax) until 26 August. Availability is limited and rooms are being booked out fast. To avoid disappointment, r eserve your room now ! 

Early Bird Registration Deadline for IDW 2016

The Early Bird rate to register for International Data Week 2016 will end on 8 August, after which all of the registration packages will increase by 100 USD. To ensure that you get the best rate register now !