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David J. Patterson Leaves WDS Scientific Committee

David J. Patterson Leaves WDS Scientific Committee

We are very sorry to inform the WDS Community that  David J. Patterson  (Paddy) has been forced to retire from the WDS Scientific Committee (WDS-SC) 2018–2021 with immediate effect due to health reasons. Paddy's leaving is a big loss to WDS: he has been playing a key role in the SC by not only bringing his wealth of knowledge and expertise in the area of Biological data, but also his drive and ...

WDS Data Stewardship Award 2019: Call for Nominations Closed

WDS Data Stewardship Award 2019: Call for Nominations Closed

The Call for Nominations for the 2019 WDS Data Stewardship Award is now closed. The WDS Scientific Committee will now examine all of the nominations, as we hope to announce the winner soon, who  will then be presented with their Award and a prize in plenary at the next SciDataCon (dates and venue to be confirmed), with their attendance covered by the World Data System. The WDS Data ...

Sabrina Delgado Arias Replaces Alice Frémand as ECR Representative on WDS-SC

Sabrina Delgado Arias Replaces Alice Frémand as ECR Representative on WDS-SC

It is a pleasure (tinged with a little sadness) to inform you that from 1 July, Sabrina Delgado Arias ( bio here ) has joined the WDS Scientific Committee (WDS-SC) as the WDS Early Career Researcher and Scientist Network (WDS-ECR Network) Representative. Sabrina, who is applications coordinator for the NASA ICESat-2 mission, replaces Alice Frémand in the 1-year ECR Network 'rolling' seat ...

Arona Diedhiou Steps Down from WDS-SC

Arona Diedhiou Steps Down from WDS-SC

It is with great regret that we announce the resignation of Arona Diedhiou from the WDS Scientific Committee (WDS-SC) 2018–2021 owing to health reasons. Arona was also part of the previous Scientific Committee for 2015–2018. The WDS-SC, and the WDS International Programme and Technology Offices, would like to sincerely thank Arona for wonderful work he has done over the past four years in ...

New Communications Officer at WDS-IPO

On 1 July 2019, Kumi Honda was appointed as the new Communications Officer of the  WDS International Programme Office  (WDS-IPO). Kumi takes over from  Nobuko Miyairi , who will continue for the time being to help the IPO (and especially Kumi) in a consultancy role. We are extremely happy that Kumi has joined us here at the WDS-IPO, and would like to welcome her on behalf of everyone in the WDS ...

20th Meeting of the WDS Scientific Committee

20th Meeting of the WDS Scientific Committee

The 20th Meeting of the WDS Scientific Committee (WDS-SC) took place on 09–10 May in Beijing, China. We sincerely thank the Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences for hosting this meeting. A major highlight of the 20th Meeting was the welcoming of a delegation from the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO) and its ...