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2016 Members' Forum Takes Place in Denver


Approximately 100 people, including nearly 70 WDS Member Representatives, attended the 2016 WDS Members' Forum on Sunday, 11 September 2016 in Denver Colorado. This biennial WDS business meeting gave updates on the endeavours of the ICSU World Data System, as well as information on opportunities to adopt the outputs of WDS Working GroupsThe 2016 Members' Forum page has now been updated with photos, all presentations, and a corrected participants list.

Interaction among participants and with the WDS Scientific Committee was paramount, and was facilitated by an extended poster presentation and help desk session, as well as a lively discussion on the financial sustainability of data services. A dedicated webpage has been created to showcase the excellent posters presented at the Forum by WDS Member Organizations, highlighting some of their successes and challenges over the previous two years.

The WDS Scientific Committee would like to express its thanks to all Member Representatives and guests who participated in the Forum—especially, those who gave oral and poster presentations—and thus contributed to the huge success of this event.