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14th International Conference on Digital Preservation (iPRES 2017)

Kyoto University, Japan

Kyoto University is delighted to announce that the 14th International Conference on Digital Preservation (iPRES 2017) will take place from 25th (Mon.) to 29th (Fri.) September 2017 in Kyoto, Japan. The registration website is open, and an Early Bird discount is available until 12 August. [Note: a free   Japanese Tutorial Session will be held on Monday afternoon and  Tuesday morning.] ...

GEO Data Providers Workshop

Florence, Italy

Data providers/Members of ICSU-WDS interested in contributing to the Group on Earth Observations' GEOSS are invited to attend the 2nd GEO workshop, whether your data are already brokered by GEOSS or if your data could be integrated as a new resource. The  First GEO Data Providers workshop  was held as a side event during the GEO-XIII Plenary in St. Petersburg, to strengthen the dialogue ...

RDA 7th Plenary and Side Events

Hitotsubashi Hall, Tokyo, Japan

The Research Data Alliance (RDA) will hold its next  Plenary Meeting  for the first time in Asia! The 7th edition will take place 1–3 March 2016 in Tokyo, Japan, where the ICSU World Data System International Programme Office is hosted by the Japanese National Institute of Information and Communications Technology. Beyond this geographical proximity, WDS is strongly involved in RDA ...

AGU Fall Session – PP53B-2352: Normalizing paleoclimate variables in support of data-intensive science

Moscone Center (South - Poster Hall), San Francisco

Session: Decoding Paleoenvironmental Proxies: Developments, Challenges, Refinements, and Mechanisms III Posters Abstract: Paleoclimate data are extremely heterogeneous – hundreds of different types of measurements and reconstructions are routinely made by scientists on an even larger number of kinds of physical samples. This heterogeneity is one of the biggest barriers to the development of ...

AGU Fall Meeting – U23A-05: Curse of the Zombie Petabytes

Moscone Center (West - 3002), San Francisco

Session: Going, Going, Gone: Future Proofing the Twentieth Century Record of Our Science Abstract: Total world digital information, estimated at about 1 zetabyte (ZB=10^21) in 2010, is forecast to reach 30-40 ZB by 2020. The storage available will then only be about 15 ZB. Scientific data, while a small fraction of that volume, pose a thorny problem for data-driven Earth science disciplines ...

FE Data and Observations Task Force Meeting

Science Council of Japan, Tokyo

Future Earth  (FE) established a Data and Observations Task Force co-chaired by Dr Eduardo Brondizio (FE Science Committee) and Mr Mario Hernandez (FE Engagement Committee). The Task Force will initiate activities at upcoming two half-days meetings, the second of which is a working session during the FE Science and FE Engagement Committee meetings in Tokyo. ICSU-WDS will be contributing to both ...