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Data Policy

The International Council for Science – World Data System (ICSU-WDS), recognizing the benefits and importance of contributing to the growing international efforts of data sharing, has adopted the following Data Policy based on the data-sharing principles of the Global Earth Observation System of Systems:
  • There will be full and open exchange of data, metadata, and products shared within ICSU-WDS, recognizing relevant international instruments, and national policies and legislation;
  • All shared data, metadata, and products will be made available with minimum time delay and at minimum cost;
  • All shared data, metadata, and products being free of charge, or at no more than cost of reproduction, will be encouraged for research and education purposes.
WDS Data Policy can be downloaded as a PDF file here.