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WDC – RSER Transfers Data Holdings to WDC – Meterology, Obninsk

The All-Russia Research Institute of Hydrometeorological Information – World Data Centre (RIHMI-WDC) has announced to the  WDS Scientific Committee  (WDS-SC) that it has discontinued the existence of WDC – Rockets, Satellites and Earth Rotation (WDC – RSER) since the topics are no longer its priorities. However, the WDS-SC is extremely pleased to learn that the data holdings of WDC – RSER will ...

Integration of the Ukrainian science into the World Data System

Zgurovsky et al. in Cybernetics and Systems Analysis (Volume 46, Issue 2). Abstract: Creating the World Data Center for Geoinformatics and Sustainable Development (WDC-Ukraine), its certification and integration into the World Data System are described. The main principles of the WDC and its research priorities are considered. Main projects carried out by the WDC are reviewed. One of them is ...

Collaboration between ICSU World Data System and SCOSTEP/VarSITI

Takashi Watanabe and Rorie Edmunds in VarSITI Newsletter, Volume 3. The International Council for Science (ICSU) has a long history of collaborating internationally on the archiving and provision of scientific data. The World Data Centres (WDCs) and the Federation of Geophysical and Astrophysical Data Services were established by ICSU during the International Geophysical Year (IGY). Building ...

The International Council for Science

Professor David Black in Chemistry International (Volume 36, Issue 3).  The mission of the International Council for Science (ICSU) is to strengthen international science for the benefit of society. Its long-term vision is for a world where excellence in science is effectively translated into policy making and socioeconomic development. In such a world, universal and equitable access to ...

Open Research Data: From Vision to Practice

Heinz Pampel and Sünje Dallmeier-Tiessen in Opening Science. Abstract: To make progress in science, we need to be open and share.’’ This quote from Neelie Kroes (2012), vice president of the European Commission  describes the growing public demand for an Open Science. Part of Open Science is, next to Open Access to peer-reviewed publications, the Open Access to research data, the basis of ...

A Different Kind of Ecosystem

Wim Hugo in SAEON Newsletter (October 2013). As the 21st century gets underway, the world is facing significant challenges from change - climate variability, momentous changes in the levels of income and resource consumption of developing nations, habitat destruction and species loss at an unprecedented rate, and increasingly large impacts from natural events on the expanding human population ...