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Eighth WDS Scientific Committee Meeting

Eighth WDS Scientific Committee Meeting

The WDS Scientific Committee (WDS-SC) convened for its 8th biannual meeting on 17–19 April at the International Council for Science (ICSU) Secretariat in Paris, France. The goals of the meeting concerned strengthening the ties between ICSU-WDS and its partners, and addressing a number of membership issues. In particular, details were discussed of the first joint biennial conference between ...

WDS Members Provide Opinions on WDS-SC Action Items

WDS Members' opinions were gauged earlier this year on the Action Items proposed during the 7th Meeting of the WDS Scientific Committee (WDS-SC). We would like to thank all those who participated in the online survey conducted by the WDS International Programme Office for providing their valuable contributions. Having reviewed the survey results, the WDS-SC requested that the following ...

WGMS Launch MetaData Browser

The World Glacier Monitor Service ( WGMS ; WDS Regular Member) have announced the launch of their new MetaData Browser *; a web interface developed in collaboration with ESRI Switzerland that enables browsing and searching of glacial observations examining changes in length, thickness, and mass. In addition, it provides direct access to minimal data records including observations, related ...

RDA–WDS Interest Groups Initiated

RDA–WDS Interest Groups Initiated

The ICSU World data System (ICSU-WDS) had a good presence at the recent First Plenary of the Research Data Alliance ( RDA ) in Gothenburg, Sweden (18–20 March 2013); with Françoise Genova and Wim Hugo of the WDS Scientific Committee , and Mustapha Mokrane ( WDS Executive Director ) attending. Reinforcing the common links between ICSU-WDS and RDA, this launch event resulted in the initiation of ...

IODE Adopts WDS-aligned QMF to Accredit its NODCs

IODE Adopts WDS-aligned QMF to Accredit its NODCs

In March 2013, Mustapha Mokrane (Executive Director) and Rorie Edmunds (Programme Officer) of the WDS International Programme Office attended the 22nd Session of the International Oceanographic Data Exchange ( IODE-XXII ) in Ensenada, Mexico. Following close collaboration between the Membership and Accreditation Subcommittee of the WDS Scientific Committee and the IODE Project Office, it was ...

ICSU-WDS Establishes Two Working Groups

At its 7th Meeting (held 1–2 November 2012, in Taipei), the WDS Scientific Committee took the historic decision to establish WDS Working Groups (WGs) in order to realize three leading-edge services considered to add value to the wider scientific community: A WDS Open Metadata Catalogue A searchable WDS Scalable Knowledge Network A community-based Data Publication and ...