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New Communications Officer at WDS-IPO

On 1 July 2019, Kumi Honda was appointed as the new Communications Officer of the  WDS International Programme Office  (WDS-IPO). Kumi takes over from  Nobuko Miyairi , who will continue for the time being to help the IPO (and especially Kumi) in a consultancy role. We are extremely happy that Kumi has joined us here at the WDS-IPO, and would like to welcome her on behalf of everyone in the WDS ...

Call for Applications to Host International Data Week 2021 or 2023

This landmark event is organized by the Committee on Data (CODATA) and the World Data System (WDS) of the International Science Council (ISC), and the Research Data Alliance (RDA). It brings together data scientists, researchers, industry leaders, entrepreneurs, policymakers, and data stewards from disciplines across the globe to explore how best to exploit the data revolution to improve ...

20th Meeting of the WDS Scientific Committee

20th Meeting of the WDS Scientific Committee

The 20th Meeting of the WDS Scientific Committee (WDS-SC) took place on 09–10 May in Beijing, China. We sincerely thank the Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences for hosting this meeting. A major highlight of the 20th Meeting was the welcoming of a delegation from the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO) and its ...

WDS Asia–Oceania Conference 2019 Attracts Over 120 Participants

WDS Asia–Oceania Conference 2019 Attracts Over 120 Participants

On 7–8 May 2019, greater than 120 participants from some 14 different countries gathered at the Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research (IGNSRR), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in Beijing, China for the WDS Asia–Oceania Conference 2019. The Conference, convened by the World Data System of the International Science Council (ISC), had the principle objective of ...

WDS Strategic Plan 2019–2023 Published

WDS Strategic Plan 2019–2023 Published

The new WDS Strategic Plan for 2019–2023 has now been  published . This document, produced in consultation with the ISC Governing Board and ISC Members, reduces the number of strategic targets from five previously, to the three seen by the WDS Scientific Committee (WDS-SC) as absolutely at the core of the WDS mission. Operating in unison with the new five-year Strategic Plan is an  ...

Introducing WDS-ITO Associate Director: Karen Payne

Introducing WDS-ITO Associate Director: Karen Payne

We hope that you will join us in welcoming Dr Karen Payne, who was  officially appointed in November 2018 as  Associate Director for the WDS International Technology Office (WDS-ITO), hosted by   Ocean Networks Canada  (ONC) at the University of Victoria. ONC is part of the Canadian consortium of three WDS Regular Members selected to host the WDS-ITO. Karen's first role as ITO Director was ...