ICSU's Future Earth initiative has the remit of developing the knowledge for responding effectively to the risks and opportunities of global environmental change and for supporting transformation towards global sustainability in the coming decades. Some issues that fall directly under Future Earth's remit are highlighted in this 'Perspective' piece by Thomas F. Stocker in the 18 January 2013 edition of Science (Vol. 339, Issue 6117):
This 'Policy Forum' piece by Pereira et al. in the 18 January 2013 issue of Science (Vol. 339, Issue 6117) contains concepts that may drive the architecture of any WDS nodes concerned with biodiversity:
The open access journal Open Journal of Earthquake Research (OJER, ISSN: 2169-9631) is now inviting paper submissions or recommendations through its online submission system. For its Aims & Scope and for other information, please visit the following website:
Let us introduce you to this interesting article taken from Volume 25, Issue 5 (Sept–Oct 2012) of NASA's newsletter, 'The Earth Observer'. In it, John Moses and Jeanne Behnke describe the utility of Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) in the Earth Science Data and Information System (ESDIS) Project.
NASA's Data System was also talked about by Larry Smarr in his role as Chair of the Information Technology Infrastructure Committee. The following brief outlines the kind of advice he offers to NASA when it comes to data strategies.
We would like to share the following presentation given recently by Martha Maiden (Program Executive for Earth Science Data Systems, NASA), which provides an excellent summary of NASA's Earth Observation System Data and Information System (EOSDIS).