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Global Glacier Change Bulletin No. 2 (2014–2015)

Global Glacier Change Bulletin No. 2 (2014–2015)

The  World Glacier Monitoring Service  (WGMS; WDS Regular Member) has announced the publication of the second issue of the Global Glacier Change Bulletin series. The full report can be downloaded in PDF-format from the WGMS website: http://wgms.ch/ggcb/ In connection with the release of the second Bulletin, Mauri Pelto (Director of the North Cascades Glacier Climate Project) has written a ...

Call for Proposals: Göttingen–CODATA Symposium on RDM in Research Institutions

Call for Proposals: Göttingen–CODATA Symposium on RDM in Research Institutions

Abstracts are invited for the Göttingen–CODATA Research Data Management (RDM) Symposium 2018 on ‘The critical role of university RDM infrastructure in transforming data to knowledge’. The symposium is a collaboration between the University of Göttingen and CODATA, and will take place on 18–20 March 2018 in Göttingen, Germany as a precursor event to the 11th Plenary Meeting of the Research ...

New SEDAC Dataset

New SEDAC Dataset

A new dataset has been released by the NASA  Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC; WDS Regular Member).  India Annual Winter Cropped Area, 2001–2016 consists of annual winter cropped areas for most of India (excluding the northeastern states) from 2000–2001 to 2015–2016. The data can be used in land-cover and land-use change studies, agricultural applications, and to assist with ...

ISRIC Elected to Host Soil Data Facility for Global Soil Partnership

ISRIC Elected to Host Soil Data Facility for Global Soil Partnership

On 20 June 2017, the Plenary Assembly of the Global Soil Partnership (GSP) elected ISRIC – WDC Soils (WDS Regular Member) as the institution to host the ‘Soil Data Facility’. Specifically, as a member of the Pillar 4 Working Group (to ‘Enhance the quantity and quality of soil data and information’), ISRIC will:  1. Contribute to the design of the Global Soil Information System. 2. ...

New Data Products from SEDAC

New Data Products from SEDAC

The Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC; WDS Regular Member) has announced the release of the following data and information products: What's New in GPWv4 – A video introduction to the fourth version of the Gridded Population of the World data collection, which models the global distribution of human population on a continuous surface. Global 3-Year Running Mean ...

2017 NAGARA Conference Session on Trusted Digital Repositories

2017 NAGARA Conference Session on Trusted Digital Repositories

John Faundeen of WDC - Earth Resources Observation and Science Center (WDS Regular Member) is co-leading a session related to Trusted Digital Repositories at the 2017 National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators (NAGARA) annual conference . He is looking for presenters on this pertinent topic and is casting a wide net in the hope of attracting those willing to ...