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Deadline Extended to 31 July 2020 – Essay Competition: Open Data Challenges to Address Global and Societal Issues

Deadline Extended to 31 July 2020 – Essay Competition: Open Data Challenges to Address Global and Societal Issues

An invitation to take part in the CODATA connect – Data Science Journal Early Career Essay Competition  The first of its kind, the  Committee on Data for Science and Technology  (CODATA; WDS Associate Member)  Connect Early Career and Alumni Network in collaboration with the CODATA Data Science Journal (DSJ) is organizing an Essay Competition for Early Career Researchers (ECR), defined as ...

Webinars: Introducing DDI-CDI (Cross Domain Integration) to the Global Data Community

Webinars: Introducing DDI-CDI (Cross Domain Integration) to the Global Data Community

The ISC  Committee on Data for Science and Technology  (CODATA; WDS Associate Member) will hold two webinars Introducing DDI-CDI (Cross Domain Integration) to the Global Data Community , which will take place on 16 June 2020 at 14:00 (UTC) and 18 June 2020 at 7:00 (UTC).  Register here  for Tuesday, 16 June 2020 at 14:00 UTC Register here  for Thursday, 18 June 2020 at 07:00 UTC ...

SCOSTEP-PRESTO Online Seminar Series

SCOSTEP-PRESTO Online Seminar Series

In response to the current difficulties of hosting meetings in person, the  Scientific Committee on Solar–Terrestrial Physics  (SCOSTEP; WDS Partner Member) is hosting a series of online seminars to deliver information on the latest scientific topics and/or instructive review presentations on solar–terrestrial physics related to its Predictability of the Solar–Terrestrial Coupling (PRESTO) ...

California Digital Library to Host Earth Sciences Preprint Service

California Digital Library to Host Earth Sciences Preprint Service

The  California Digital Library  (CDL; WDS Regular Member) has forged a partnership with the Advisory Council of the EarthArXiv preprint service for earth sciences, and will support EarthArXiv’s mission, future growth, and long-term sustainability. Core to this partnership will be the transition of EarthArXiv’s preprints server — including public display and submission management—from the ...

Twenty Years of GBIF: Independent Review Charts Successes and Challenges

Twenty Years of GBIF: Independent Review Charts Successes and Challenges

The  Global Biodiversity Information Facility  (GBIF; WDS Regular Member) Governing Board commissioned Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA; WDS Associate Member) to carry out an independent review, 20 years after a working group of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) recommended the creation of a global biodiversity information facility in ...

ISRIC: Release of New SoilGrids 250m Product

ISRIC: Release of New SoilGrids 250m Product

ISRIC – World Soil Information  (WDS Regular Member) has been finalizing a new set of soil property maps for the world (SoilGrids250m), incorporating comments from many experts and organizations since the sneak preview on World Soil Day 2019 . Numerous improvements were implemented since publication of the '2017 version', making this a completely new product. The GIS layers can be accessed ...