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GCOS Public Review of Implentation Plan

The new 2016 GCOS Implementation plan ' The Global Observing System for Climate: Implementation Needs ' is open for public review from 25 July to 5 September 2016. This plan aims to guide climate observations over the next 10 years, meeting the needs of the UNFCC, adaptation planning and climate science. Following approval by the GCOS steering committee, a final version will be submitted to the ...

ISRIC – WDC Soils Launches Virtual Soil Museum & Updated Soil Property Database for the World

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The World Soil Museum of ISRIC – World Soil Information (WDS Regular Member) in Wageningen can now be visited online . The museum has a collection of reference soil profiles from around the world. These 3D profiles, or monoliths, are used to explain main soil forming factors and to show the importance of the soil for ensuring food security, mitigating climate change, or in terms of their ...

ICSTI ITOC and TACC Workshops – Saturday, 10 September 2016; Denver, CO

The International Council for Scientific and Technical Information (ICSTI) invites a ll ICSTI and non-ICSTI delegates to attend two workshops organized by its  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 International ...

DSJ Special Issue – Open Data and African Research

This Special Issue of the Data Science Journal (DSJ) aims to explore how, why, and to what end scientists in developing countries—particularly those in sub-Sahara Africa—share and reuse data, and whether these activities differ from the priorities, practices, and policies associated with research in other conditions. We seek to attract papers that capture the challenges of conducting research ...

ASTER Data Made Freely Available by LP DAAC

On 1 April 2016, NASA's Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center (LP DAAC; WDS Regular Member ) began distributing  ASTER Level 1 Precision Terrain Corrected Registered At-Sensor Radiance  (AST_L1T) data products over the entire globe at no charge. Greater than 2.95 million scenes of archived ASTER data are now available for direct download through the  LP DAAC Data Pool  and for search ...

Science International Launches Campaign for 'Open Data in a Big Data World'

Four of the major international science organizations—ICSU, ISSC, IAP, and TWAS * —have come together to develop and support an Accord on ' Open Data in a Big Data World '. CODATA and WDS played a role in the creation of the Accord, which includes a set of guiding principles on open access to Big Data that necessarily protects the scientific process and ensures that developing countries can ...