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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 ...

'Data Repositories Day' Held in Gaborone

On Friday, 9 November, the World Data System organized its first International Data Repositories Day  at the University of Botswana, after the close of  IDW 2018 . This event was free and open to everyone with an interest, and attracted around 60 participants. During the day, attendees learned the ways in which WDS can assist the repository community: How WDS can help you improve the ...

Botswana President Formally Opens IDW 2018!

Botswana President Formally Opens IDW 2018!

Botswana President—His Excellency Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi—formally opened International Data Week 2018   on 5 November 2018 and delivered the opening keynote address for the week-long conference held in Gaborone, Botswana. The Ministry of Tertiary Education, Research Science and Technology officiated and hosted the president at this official opening. A full report of IDW 2018 with ...

ISC Holds First GA in Paris

ISC Holds First GA in Paris

In a historic meeting on 4 July 2018 hosted by the French Académie des Sciences, the International Council for Science and the International Social Science Council merged and held its inaugural General Assembly (GA) as the 'International Science Council' (ISC), a unique global non-governmental organization representative of both the Natural and Social Sciences. The GA opened with addresses ...