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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 ...

Trusted Soil Data for Solving Global Issues!

Trusted Soil Data for Solving Global Issues!

ISRIC - WDC Soils (WDS Regular Member) has released a large set of standardized soil profile data that are freely available for the international community to access and use  to underpin broad-scale mapping and modelling efforts aimed at addressing issues such as food security, land degradation, and climate change. The four million records (for some 94 thousand profiles) contained within ...

PANGAEA Launches New Website and Functionalities

PANGAEA Launches New Website and Functionalities

After more than 20 years of operation, PANGAEA — WDS Regular Member since 2011 — has renewed its website ( www.pangaea.de ) with new functionalities. Although many users liked the minimalistic Google-like interface, it was decided to adopt more sophisticated techniques enabling better interactions with users. In particular, navigation into the data archive is improved. Different topics, ...

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

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

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 ...

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 ...