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Data Initiatives in Africa – Opportunities and Challenges for Research and Sustainable Development

Grenoble, France

The World Data System (WDS) in collaboration with the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD: ), the Observatoire des Sciences de l’Univers de Grenoble (OSUG : ) and with support from the Group on Earth Observations (GEO: ) hosted a 2-day exploratory meeting on 12–13 April 2017 hosted at the OSUG in Grenoble.   The goals of this ...

WDS Webinar #11: IUPHAR Web Resources – Simplifying Complexity for Medicine and Education

WebEx (Time is given in UTC)

IUPHAR ( International Union of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology ) has developed and is developing a series of web-based services for the Pharmacological Sciences, for education, and for drug discovery. These services enable the simplification and dissemination of highly complex datasets, via expert committees linked to ontologically-correct databases (e.g., the drug and receptor sites expressed ...

Emerging standards and best practices for data sharing, interoperability, use, and stewardship

Cape Town, South Africa

A key need in promoting sustainable development data access, transparency, quality, and usability across goals, sectors, borders, and data communities is to improve the standards, processes, and practices that enable data reuse, access, protection, documentation, and applications. These standards, processes, and practices are likely to be especially important as the realm of relevant data ...

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   ...