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International Data Week 2021: Data to Improve our World (8–11 Nov 2021; Seoul)

The International Science Council’s  Committee on Data (CODATA) and World Data System (WDS), and the Research Data Alliance (RDA) can announce that the theme of International Data Week (IDW) 2021 will be 'Data to Improve Our World'. In the era of the fourth industrial revolution, data have become an important resource that drives science and technology and leads to new discoveries, ...

(Corrected) WDS Website Down on 7 August

Please be aware that the WDS website will be unavailable on Friday, 07 August 2020 due to essential maintenance. This includes the WDS Membership Management Tool. Thank you for your understanding and we apologize in advance for any incovenience.

Call Closed for EoIs to Host WDS-IPO

Call Closed for EoIs to Host WDS-IPO

Thank you to everyone who has responded to the Call for Expressions of Interest (EoI) to host the WDS International Programme Office from 1 April 2021. The Call is now closed . All EoIs received will now be reviewed, and an official announcement will be made in the coming weeks.

Launch of a New Scientific Report on Hazards Definition for the Sendai Framework

Launch of a New Scientific Report on Hazards Definition for the Sendai Framework

Hazards Defined and Classified to Strengthen Disaster Risk Reduction Our world is faced by a broad range of complex hazards, whether they are due to natural or environmental phenomena, human interventions, or societal challenges. However, the lack of common definitions for such hazards can hamper effective monitoring of disaster risk reduction efforts. Recognizing this challenge,  ...

WDS-ECR Network Welcomes New Co-chairs

WDS-ECR Network Welcomes New Co-chairs

On 1 July 2020, Maja Dolinar (University of Ljubljana), Xia Si (Jesse) Zhe (The University of Hong Kong), and  Lianchong Zhang (Aerospace Information Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences) became the new Co-chairs of the WDS Early Career Researcher and Scientist Network (WDS-ECR Network) for the period 2020–2023. We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the outgoing ...

Lianchong Zhang Replaces Sabrina Delgado Arias as ECR Representative on WDS-SC

Lianchong Zhang Replaces Sabrina Delgado Arias as ECR Representative on WDS-SC

We are pleased to announce that on 1 July, Lianchong Zhang ( bio ) joined the WDS Scientific Committee (WDS-SC) as the WDS Early Career Researcher and Scientist Network (WDS-ECR Network) Representative. Lianchong, who is a young Earth observation scientist working at the Aerospace Information Research Institute , Chinese Academy of Sciences, is one of the three new Co-chairs of the ECR ...