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Global Glacier Change Bulletin No. 2 (2014–2015)

Global Glacier Change Bulletin No. 2 (2014–2015)

The  World Glacier Monitoring Service  (WGMS; WDS Regular Member) has announced the publication of the second issue of the Global Glacier Change Bulletin series which provides an integrative assessment of worldwide and regional glacier changes at two-year intervals. It serves as an authoritative source of illustrated and commentated information on global glacier changes based on the latest ...

New SEDAC Dataset

New SEDAC Dataset

A new dataset has been released by the NASA  Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC; WDS Regular Member).  India Annual Winter Cropped Area, 2001–2016 consists of annual winter cropped areas for most of India (excluding the northeastern states) from 2000–2001 to 2015–2016. The data can be used in land-cover and land-use change studies, agricultural applications, and to assist with ...

ISRIC Elected to Host Soil Data Facility for Global Soil Partnership

ISRIC Elected to Host Soil Data Facility for Global Soil Partnership

On 20 June 2017, the Plenary Assembly of the Global Soil Partnership (GSP) elected ISRIC – WDC Soils (WDS Regular Member) as the institution to host the ‘Soil Data Facility’. Specifically, as a member of the Pillar 4 Working Group (to ‘Enhance the quantity and quality of soil data and information’), ISRIC will:  1. Contribute to the design of the Global Soil Information System. 2. ...

New Data Products from SEDAC

New Data Products from SEDAC

The Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC; WDS Regular Member) has announced the release of the following data and information products: What's New in GPWv4 – A video introduction to the fourth version of the Gridded Population of the World data collection, which models the global distribution of human population on a continuous surface. Global 3-Year Running Mean ...

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 ...