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WDS Training Workshop for ECRs: Call for Applications Open!

WDS Training Workshop for ECRs: Call for Applications Open!

Twenty-four (24) seats are now available for a Training Workshop on Research Data Management aimed at early career researchers and scientists (ECRs). Apply for your place here! Sponsored by the European Geosciences Union (EGU) and hosted by World Data System of the International Science Council, the Workshop will take place on 6–8 November 2019 at Institut de Physique du Globe in ...

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 Data Stewardship Award 2019: Call for Nominations Open!

WDS Data Stewardship Award 2019: Call for Nominations Open!

The Call for Nominations for the 2019 WDS Data Stewardship Award is now open until 29 July 2019. This annual prize celebrates the exceptional contributions of early career researchers to the improvement of scientific data stewardship through their (1) engagement with the community, (2) academic achievements, and (3) innovations.  We are also pleased to announce that the process has been opened ...

WDS Strategic Plan 2019–2023 Published

WDS Strategic Plan 2019–2023 Published

The a 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 ...