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IODE ODP Partnership Centre

IODE ODP Partnership Centre

The International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE; WDS Network Member) held an official ceremony ( press release (PDF)) on 10 September 2013 to inaugurate the Partnership Centre for its Ocean Data Portal (ODP). Hosted by the Research Institute of Hydrometeorological Information – World Data Centre (RIHMI–WDC), the ODP aims at providing seamless access to collections and ...

Inaugural WDS Webinar

The inaugural WDS Webinar was given by Dr. Fiona Murphy, the WDS Member Representative of John Wiley and Sons Ltd. (WDS Associate Member) and a member of the WDS Data Publication Working Group. Fiona presented on the outcomes of PREPARDE; a 12-month JISC-funded project that looked to summarize the processes necessary to publish scientific datasets. Read more and watch the recording on the  ...

Community Building Through WDS Webinars

We are pleased to announce that the ICSU World Data System (ICSU-WDS) is to introduce a series of WDS Webinars for its Members and beyond. The WDS Scientific Committee (WDS-SC) has instigated this service in response to suggestions during the recent survey  of WDS Members on the Action Items of the  7th WDS-SC Meeting . WDS Members will be encouraged to present on data topics of interest such ...

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 ...