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ICSU-WDS Co-hosts International Polar Data Forum

ICSU-WDS Co-hosts International Polar Data Forum

Around 100 people gathered at the National Museum of Nature and Science (NMNS) in Tokyo, Japan on 15–16 October 2013 to participate in the WDS co-hosted International Forum on ' Polar Data Activities in Global Data Systems '. To ensure that the lessons learnt and the momentum generated during this stimulating event are built upon, the Scientific Organizing Committee is currently preparing a ...

Ninth WDS Scientific Committee Meeting

Ninth WDS Scientific Committee Meeting

The WDS-SC convened for its 9th biannual Meeting on 17–18 October at the NICT Kōjimachi Office in Tokyo, Japan (a summary report can be found on the Meeting Reports page ). The Meeting predominantly centred on the formulation of a Strategic Plan for ICSU-WDS for the period 2014–2018, alongside the generation of an Implementation Plan for achieving the proposed strategic targets  that will be ...

RDA Second Plenary

RDA Second Plenary

Around half of the Research Data Alliance's (RDA's) 800 members participated in its Second biannual Plenary on 16–18 September 2013 at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington DC. Attended by Bernard Minster (Chair of the WDS Scientific Committee (WDS-SC)), Michael Diepenbroek (Vice-chair of WDS-SC; Co-chair of RDA/WDS Interest Group on Certification of Digital Repositories), and ...

WDS Annual Report 2012–13

WDS Annual Report 2012–13

The World Data System (WDS) Annual Report prepared by the International Programme Office and covering fiscal year 2012 (1 April 2012 to 31 March 2013) is available for download (PDF).

The IRIS REED Project

The IRIS REED Project

The Regional Exchange of Earthquake Data (REED) Project within the Data Services of the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS; WDS Regular Member) assists seismic networks wishing to share data with IRIS by providing solutions to the technical difficulties involved in that process. We would like to highlight the following article on the REED Project from IRIS' autumn ...

Dr. Evgeny Kharin (6 Feb 1933 – 11 Sep 2013)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Evgeny Kharin on 11 September 2013. Dr. Kharin was the Director of the World Data Centre for Solar–Terrestrial Physics in Moscow for 30 years, and oversaw the Centre's affiliation as a Regular Member of the new ICSU World Data System in 2012. Our sincere condolences go out to Dr. Kharin's family and to all those close to him. A ...