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WDS Asia–Oceania Conference 2019 Attracts Over 120 Participants

WDS Asia–Oceania Conference 2019 Attracts Over 120 Participants

On 7–8 May 2019, greater than 120 participants from some 14 different countries gathered at the Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research (IGNSRR), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in Beijing, China for the WDS Asia–Oceania Conference 2019. The Conference, convened by the World Data System of the International Science Council (ISC), had the principle objective of ...

WDS Strategic Plan 2019–2023 Published

WDS Strategic Plan 2019–2023 Published

The new WDS Strategic Plan for 2019–2023 has now been  published . This document, produced in consultation with the ISC Governing Board and ISC Members, reduces the number of strategic targets from five previously, to the three seen by the WDS Scientific Committee (WDS-SC) as absolutely at the core of the WDS mission. Operating in unison with the new five-year Strategic Plan is an  ...

Introducing WDS-ITO Associate Director: Karen Payne

Introducing WDS-ITO Associate Director: Karen Payne

We hope that you will join us in welcoming Dr Karen Payne, who was  officially appointed in November 2018 as  Associate Director for the WDS International Technology Office (WDS-ITO), hosted by   Ocean Networks Canada  (ONC) at the University of Victoria. ONC is part of the Canadian consortium of three WDS Regular Members selected to host the WDS-ITO. Karen's first role as ITO Director was ...

International Programme Office Appoints Communications Officer

The  WDS International Programme Office  (IPO) is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Ms. Nobuko Miyairi as Communications Officer. Nobuko will be closely working with the IPO staff to accelerate our communications to current and future WDS Members, as well as to the Scientific Committee . On behalf of WDS, we would like to welcome Nobuko to the WDS-IPO. If you would like to ...

WDS Signs Enabling FAIR Data Commitment Statement

The 18-month Enabling FAIR Data Project reached a significant milestone in November 2018 with the announcement of a Commitment Statement reflecting distinct stakeholder perspectives and roles, and defining the goals for the many communities that collectively support open and FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) data. As a stakeholder of the project, the World Data System ...

19th Meeting of the WDS Scientific Committee

19th Meeting of the WDS Scientific Committee

The 19th Meeting of the WDS Scientific Committee (WDS-SC) took place on 12–13 November in Cape Town, South Africa. This was the second of the SC's biannual meetings in 2018, and was hosted by the offices of the South African Environmental Observation Network. In addition to reports on the achievements of the WDS International Programme Office , the new WDS International Technology Office ...