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Fourteenth WDS Scientific Committee Meeting

Fourteenth WDS Scientific Committee Meeting

The 14th Meeting of the WDS Scientific Committee (WDS-SC) took place on 04 –05 April 2016  at the Kōjimachi Office of the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology in Tokyo, Japan. The SC welcomed to the Meeting Isabelle Gärtner-Roer and Alfredo Tolmasquim , who had been appointed to the Committee by the ICSU Executive Board in December 2015. The principal focus ...

World Data System Marks Fifth Anniversary of International Programme Office

World Data System Marks Fifth Anniversary of International Programme Office

A ceremony was held yesterday to mark five years of successful collaboration between the Japanese National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) and the International Council for Science (ICSU) for the hosting and supporting of the World Data System – International Programme Office (WDS-IPO). The WDS-IPO was established in April 2011 and formally inaugurated in May ...

WDS has Strong Presence at RDA 7th Plenary Meeting

WDS has Strong Presence at RDA 7th Plenary Meeting

The Research Data Alliance (RDA) held its 7th Plenary Meeting  on 1–3 March 2016 in Tokyo, Japan. Located on the doorstep of the World Data System – International Programme Office (WDS-IPO), ICSU-WDS was strongly involved in activities at the Plenary, organizing and contributing to several key events. The Meeting was preceded by two side events: Open Symposium: Data-driven Science—The ...

Webinar #8: Crowdsourcing Data and Quality Control–The Experience of OpenStreetMap

Webinar #8: Crowdsourcing Data and Quality Control–The Experience of OpenStreetMap

Volunteered Geographic Information is becoming increasingly important in a number of scientific and development domains, and  OpenStreetMap  (OSM) is the largest effort to harness the power of the internet for crowd-sourced spatial data generation. OSM has more than 2.3 million registered users, and has mapped more than 34 million km of roads in all countries. On 10 February 2016, Mikel Maron ...

Announcement: International Data Week & SciDataCon 2016

Announcement: International Data Week & SciDataCon 2016

The ICSU World Data System, ICSU Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA), and Research Data Alliance (RDA) are delighted to announce that International Data Week 2016 (IDW 2016) will be held from 11–17 September 2016 at the Sheraton Downtown Hotel in Denver, Colorado. Under the theme From Big Data to Open Data – Mobilizing the Data Revolution, IDW will bring together data ...

Communiqué of the Second Polar Data Forum

Communiqué of the Second Polar Data Forum

In October 2015, more than 110 people gathered at the Second Polar Data Forum (PDF II) co-organized by WDS at the University of Waterloo, Canada, to address the technical, social, policy, and economic challenges around polar data management. Data managers, scientists, funding programme managers, indigenous people and their representatives, students, and others from eighteen nations shared ...