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Scoping the OA & OS Infrastructure Landscape in Europe

If you are based in Europe and are running a service or infrastructure that supports OA or OS anywhere in the research cycle, your feedback is critical! A rich field of essential Open Access (OA), Open Science/Scholarship resources (OS), and infrastructure has organically developed in Europe in recent years. Many of these resources, as you may well know, are not sustainable—even though ...

Call for Nominations and Applications: Chair of CODATA International Data Policy Committee

Committee on Data for Science and Technology  (CODATA; WDS Associate Member) invites nominations and applications to become the Chair of the organization’s International Data Policy Committee for a 3-year term (renewable once by mutual consent), beginning 1 July 2020. Applications directly from the candidate or nominations from a candidate’s institution or endorsing organization will be ...

Twenty Years of GBIF: Independent Review Charts Successes and Challenges

Twenty Years of GBIF: Independent Review Charts Successes and Challenges

The  Global Biodiversity Information Facility  (GBIF; WDS Regular Member) Governing Board commissioned Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA; WDS Associate Member) to carry out an independent review, 20 years after a working group of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) recommended the creation of a global biodiversity information facility in ...

ISRIC: Release of New SoilGrids 250m Product

ISRIC: Release of New SoilGrids 250m Product

ISRIC – World Soil Information  (WDS Regular Member) has been finalizing a new set of soil property maps for the world (SoilGrids250m), incorporating comments from many experts and organizations since the sneak preview on World Soil Day 2019 . Numerous improvements were implemented since publication of the '2017 version', making this a completely new product. The GIS layers can be accessed ...

NASA SEDAC Develop Global COVID-19 Viewer

NASA SEDAC Develop Global COVID-19 Viewer

The NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC; WDS Regular Member) has developed a new mapping tool, the SEDAC Global COVID-19 Viewer: Population Estimates by Age Group and Sex . The Viewer shows the density of population in relation to reported coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases at country and sub-national levels, and lets users obtain estimates of the number of people by age ...

Job Opportunity: ESIP Executive Director

Job Opportunity: ESIP Executive Director

Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP; WDS Partner Member) is looking for its next Executive Director. As announced in the FY19 Annual Report  and at the 2020 Winter Meeting, Erin Robinson will be stepping down as Executive Director at the end of her second term in October 2020 after 10 years as ESIP staff and over 15 years as part of the ESIP community. The ESIP Board has retained ...