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CODATA 2017: Now Accepting Submissions for Sessions and Papers (Deadline: 30 June)

CODATA 2017: Now Accepting Submissions for Sessions and Papers (Deadline: 30 June)

The CODATA 2017 Conference, ' Global Challenges and Data-Driven Science ’ (8–13 October 2017; Saint-Petersburg, Russia) is accepting submissions for sessions and papers until 30 June 2017: http://conference.codata.org/2017/submit/ The purpose of the CODATA 2017 Conference is to explore fundamental issues surrounding the availability, (re-)use, and scientific analysis of data that ...

2017 NAGARA Conference Session on Trusted Digital Repositories

2017 NAGARA Conference Session on Trusted Digital Repositories

John Faundeen of WDC - Earth Resources Observation and Science Center (WDS Regular Member) is co-leading a session related to Trusted Digital Repositories at the 2017 National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators (NAGARA) annual conference . He is looking for presenters on this pertinent topic and is casting a wide net in the hope of attracting those willing to ...

Trusted Soil Data for Solving Global Issues!

Trusted Soil Data for Solving Global Issues!

ISRIC - WDC Soils (WDS Regular Member) has released a large set of standardized soil profile data that are freely available for the international community to access and use  to underpin broad-scale mapping and modelling efforts aimed at addressing issues such as food security, land degradation, and climate change. The four million records (for some 94 thousand profiles) contained within ...

ISRIC Co-organizing Pedometrics 2017

ISRIC Co-organizing Pedometrics 2017

Pedometrics is a branch of soil science dedicated to the application of mathematical and statistical methods for the study of the distribution and genesis of soils. The first Pedometrics conference was organized in 1992, in Wageningen, Netherlands.  To mark the conference's 25th anniversary,  ISRIC - WDC Soils ( WDS Regular Member ) have  announced that they and their partners will bring the ...

PANGAEA Launches New Website and Functionalities

PANGAEA Launches New Website and Functionalities

After more than 20 years of operation, PANGAEA — WDS Regular Member since 2011 — has renewed its website ( www.pangaea.de ) with new functionalities. Although many users liked the minimalistic Google-like interface, it was decided to adopt more sophisticated techniques enabling better interactions with users. In particular, navigation into the data archive is improved. Different topics, ...

ISRIC – WDC Soils Launches Virtual Soil Museum & Updated Soil Property Database for the World

ISRIC – WDC Soils Launches Virtual Soil Museum & Updated Soil Property Database for the World

The World Soil Museum of ISRIC – World Soil Information (WDS Regular Member) in Wageningen can now be visited online . The museum has a collection of reference soil profiles from around the world. These 3D profiles, or monoliths, are used to explain main soil forming factors and to show the importance of the soil for ensuring food security, mitigating climate change, or in terms of their ...