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ICSU Appoints New WDS Scientific Committee

The Executive Board of the International Council for Science (ICSU) recently appointed a new Scientific Committee  of the World Data System. In the interests of both continuity and renewal, the ICSU Executive Board decided that half of the previous Committee members would be invited to serve a second three-year term, whereas the remainder would be replaced by other individuals bringing fresh ...

Sharing and Stewardship of Scientific Data for Improved Decision Making and Sustainable Development: Why Share Data Fully and Openly?

Sharing and Stewardship of Scientific Data for Improved Decision Making and Sustainable Development: Why Share Data Fully and Openly?

Earth’s atmosphere, oceans, and landscapes are changing rapidly; with human activities being a major driver. Monitoring and modelling these changes is critical to enable governments, civil society, and the private sector to make informed decisions about climate, energy, food security, natural hazards, health, and other challenges. Decision-makers and managers must have access to the information ...

WDS International Programme Office Inauguration in Tokyo

WDS International Programme Office Inauguration in Tokyo

On 9 May 2012, the ICSU World Data System (ICSU-WDS) inaugurated its new International Programme Office (WDS-IPO) hosted by the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) in Tokyo, Japan. An official ceremony was held to mark the occasion in the presence of the Hon. Tatsuo Kawabata (Japanese Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications) and Prof. Yuan Tseh-Lee ...

WDS Tackles IPY Data Challenges

WDS Tackles IPY Data Challenges

ICSU-WDS participated in several of the data-related activities organized at the International Polar Year (IPY) 2012 Conference:  From Knowledge to Action  (22–27 April 2012; Montreal, Canada): Tuesday, 24 April—Accessing, Sharing and Preserving Data as a Legacy of IPY (Session 2.5.4) : A presentation titled The ICSU World Data System Tackles IPY Data Challenges was given by Takashi ...

Data Challenges for Global Sustainability

The ICSU World Data System (ICSU-WDS) organized a parallel session, in collaboration with the Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA), on  Data Challenges for Global Sustainability  at the  Planet under Pressure  2012 Conference in London, UK. The session was co-chaired by Dr. Roberta Balstad and Dr. Michael Diepenbroek (WDS-SC). Mitigating and coping with the impacts of global ...

Sixth WDS Scientific Committee Meeting

Sixth WDS Scientific Committee Meeting

The WDS Scientific Committee (WDS-SC) met for the sixth time on 28–30 March 2012  in London, UK. The meeting was hosted by the Royal Society; ICSU's UK National Member. A gathering with UK-based WDS Members was organized p rior to the meeting, and explored n ew avenues to increase UK participation in ICSU-WDS, including through discussions with the Natural Environment Research Council. The ...