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Seventh WDS Scientific Committee Meeting

Seventh WDS Scientific Committee Meeting

The WDS Scientific Committee (WDS-SC) held their 7th biannual meeting on 1–2 November 2012 in Taipei. This initial meeting of the second WDS-SC was tasked with developing the framework that will position ICSU-WDS as the premium global multidisciplinary network for quality-assessed scientific data and enable WDS to significantly contribute to projects such as Future Earth , ICSU’s flagship ...

ICSU-WDS Recognized as Participating Organization in GEO

ICSU-WDS Recognized as Participating Organization in GEO

The ICSU World Data System (ICSU-WDS) is now officially recognized as a 'Participating Organization' in the intergovernmental Group on Earth Observations ( GEO ). WDS will contribute its Members’ key multidisciplinary quality-assessed scientific datasets to the GEO System of Systems (GEOSS) Data Collection of Open Resources for Everyone. WDS is also supporting a community-based framework for ...

WDS Co-organizes Breakout Session at Future Earth Workshop

Sister organizations WDS and CODATA jointly organized a data management breakout session during the recent workshop held by the Global Environmental Change community on ICSU's flagship Future Earth programme (28 – 29 November 2012; UNESCO, Paris). The goal of this session was to discuss the data management arrangements proposed in the draft institutional and research framework of Future Earth ...

GEO-IX Plenary: Meeting of Data Sharing Working Group

The efforts of ICSU-WDS in promoting access to quality-assessed scientific data were presented by WDS-IPO Executive Director, Mustapha Mokrane, to the Data Sharing Working Group during a side meeting at the Ninth Plenary Session of the Group on Earth Observations ( GEO-IX ) in Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil. The  Interuniversity Upper atmosphere Global Observation NETwork , an academic network involving ...

CDS Celebrates 40-year Anniversary

CDS Celebrates 40-year Anniversary

Created in 1972, the Strasbourg astronomical Data Center (CDS) is a world reference for collection and distribution of astronomical data and related information. CDS is also recognized as a pioneer in the dissemination of added-value digital scientific data. CDS is a certified WDS Regular Member and was previously a member of the ICSU Federation of Astronomical and Geophysical data analysis ...

International Programme Office Completes Staffing

The WDS International Programme Office (IPO)  is pleased to announce the recent appointments of two new staff members: Dr. Rorie Edmunds (Programme Officer) and Ms. Yuko Nikaido (Administrative Officer). In addition, former WDS-SC member, Prof. Takashi Watanabe, has agreed to take up the position of 'Senior Advisor'. On behalf of WDS, we would like to welcome Rorie, Yuko, and Prof. Watanabe to ...