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First WDS Scientific Committee Meeting


The Scientific Committee of the new World Data System (the WDS-SC) met for the first time in October 2009, immediately prior to a meeting of ICSU's Strategic Coordinating Committee for Information and Data. The WDS-SC considered the Lessons Learned and Recommendations from the ICSU ad hoc WDS Transition Team, and identified several priorities including: establishing a constitution and bylaws; defining a mission statement; and agreeing on a data policy, system architecture, and criteria for WDS membership. It also discussed the potential role of ICSU-WDS in addressing the data legacy challenges of the International Polar Year 2007–2008.